Indiana State AFL-CIO
INDIANAPOLIS - A new poll released Dec. 7 shows that Hoosiers - including Republicans - reject partisan "right to work" legislation and believe their elected officials should focus on jobs and the economy instead of divisive attacks on working family's collective bargaining rights.
The poll, commissioned by the AFL-CIO, found that support among Hoosier voters for the controversial union-busting bill is weak, with just 38 percent favoring its passage, while 47 percent stand in opposition. The survey also finds that 67 percent of Hoosiers disagree with Statehouse Republicans' decision to make "right to work" their top priority and wish they would move on to other issues.
"The numbers - among Democrats, Republicans and Independents - all show that Hoosiers are ready to move away from 'right to work.'" - Nancy Guyott, AFL-CIO president
"With so many hardworking families struggling, this poll clearly shows that Hoosiers' patience for these divisive and partisan attacks has run out," said Indiana State AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott. "The numbers - among Democrats, Republicans and Independents - all show that Hoosiers are ready to move away from 'right to work' and onto more important issues like fixing the economy."
The poll also found that among self-identified Republicans only 59 percent support the bill, well below the level of support one would expect for their top legislative priority, and considerably weaker than the 72 percent opposition among Democrats.
Conducted by Hart Research and Associates, the poll included interviews with 503 Hoosiers and has a 4.4 percent margin of error. To view a memo summarizing the poll click here and view the question language click here.
The Indiana State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) is a federation of 800 local unions across the state belonging to 50 International Unions. In total, the Indiana State AFL-CIO represents more than 300,000 working Hoosiers.
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