A new NYT/CBS poll finds Americans wish to keep the status quo:
Americans oppose weakening the bargaining rights of public employee unions by a margin of nearly two to one: 60 percent to 33 percent. While a slim majority of Republicans favored taking away some bargaining rights, they were outnumbered by large majorities of Democrats and independents who said they opposed weakening them.
Those surveyed said they opposed, 56 percent to 37 percent, cutting the pay or benefits of public employees to reduce deficits, breaking down along similar party lines. A majority of respondents who have no union members living in their households opposed both cuts in pay or benefits and taking away the collective bargaining rights of public employees.
It seems conservatives have their work cut out for them in convincing the American people that public employees unions promote fiscal waste and inefficiency while posing a conflict of interest. In my opinion, 60% of Americans no longer have the right to complain about the DMV or lack of meaningful education reform.