DICK MORRIS LAUNCHES THE DICK MORRIS POLL WITH FIRST PUBLICIZED POLL OF WISCONSIN VOTERS ON ISSUES IN THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PROTEST
New York, NY, February 25, 2011 -- Dick Morris, a veteran pollster with thirty years of experience in national and international polling, is announcing the launch of The Dick Morris Poll, which will focus on timely political issues and candidates. Drawing on his polling expertise, Dick will provide the results and an analysis of each poll.
Dick Morris was President Clinton's pollster for 20 years, and has done polling for 30 Senators and Governors and 14 presidents or prime ministers in foreign countries.
The Dick Morris Poll, to be published at least once a month, will use the traditional polling method of telephone calls to registered voters. On occasion, Internet polls will be done of a carefully drawn random sample of likely voters - in order to avoid the bias of relying only on those participants with a political predisposition.
The initial poll is the first published poll of voters conducted within the state of Wisconsin and was completed on Monday, February 21, 2011 and Tuesday, February 22, 2011.
WISCONSIN POLL RESULTS
The Dick Morris Poll conducted a telephone survey among 409 likely Wisconsin voters. The survey has a margin of error of +- 4%.
Findings: Wisconsin voters break almost evenly on Governor Walker's proposed reforms, supporting them by a margin of 51-47.
They support many aspects of the proposal by significant numbers:
VOTERS SUPPORT CHANGING THE BENEFITS TO STATE WORKERS, PAY, AND AUTOMATIC DEDUCTION OF UNION DUES
By 74-18, they back making state employees pay more for their health insurance.
By 79-16, they support asking state workers to contribute more toward their pensions.
By 54-34, Wisconsin voters support ending the automatic deduction of union dues from state paychecks and support making unions collect dues from each member.
By 66-30, they back limiting state workers' pay increases to the rate of inflation unless voters approve a higher raise by a public referendum.
VOTERS OPPOSE CHANGING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
On the issue of limiting collective bargaining to wage and benefit issues, however, they break with the Governor, opposing the proposal by 41-54.
If the issues to be taken off the bargaining table are related to giving schools flexibility to modify tenure, pay teachers based on merit, discharge bad teachers and promote good ones, however, they support such limits on collective bargaining by 58-38.
ANALYSIS: Voters back the principal of collective bargaining. But they are also willing to limit these negotiations so that they would not impede education reforms.
For Governor Walker to prevail, he must focus on his goal of achieving reform in schools. He will not prevail as long as his proposal is essentially negative in nature (i.e., limiting collective bargaining). But if he emphasizes the positive intent that lies behind the proposal (i.e., giving schools the flexibility and freedom to implement education reforms), he will find a solid public majority behind him.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Dick Morris's "Revolt!" Has Arrived!
Now that the Republicans have taken the House, how can they use their majority to reverse Obama's Socialist agenda?
How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs
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How do we defund and block Obamacare?
How can the Republicans cut government spending?
How can we block tax increases?
How do we stop Obama's FC from crippling talk radio and taking over the Internet?
How do we stop the EPA from imposing cap and trade?
How do we reverse the job-killing big-government policies of Obama?
...And how do we defeat President Barack Obama in 2012?
Dick Morris provides the answers in this up-to-the-minute discussion of how the new Republican House of Representatives can defeat Obama and the Democrats. Dick should know; he strategized Bill Clinton's defeat of the GOP Congress in 1995-96. Now he applies his knowledge to reversing, repealing, and replacing Obama's Socialist programs - and helping the American economy live and prosper again. It's all here. The strategy, the tactics, and what each of us must do to save our country from Obama's socialism.
REVOLT!: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs lays out a game plan for success. Morris explains how to use the debt limit and budget fights to force Obama to accept Republican policies while, at the same time, undermining his chances of victory in 2012.
- Obamacare? Morris explains how to block the IRS enforcement of the requirement that everyone buy health insurance and how to stop the Medicare cuts and rationing.
- Crippling Talk Radio and Taking Over the Internet? He explains how to prevent the FCC from blocking free speech in America.
- Cap and Trade? He offers a blueprint for how to cut off EPA funding to stop it from imposing carbon taxes and regulation.
Unless we read Dick's plan and act to implement it, Obama will raise taxes, end the mortgage interest and charitable deduction, raise Social Security taxes, and add trillions more to the federal deficit in the process. Conservatives need to fight back and Morris explains how to do it.
REVOLT! is Dick's most important book yet. The GOP won the elections of 2010. REVOLT! explains how to translate this avalanche of votes into power and action in Washington. His plea: Don't surrender. Don't compromise. Don't give in. Just push ahead and win! REVOLT! is the next step.
Morris's Outrage, Fleeced, Catastrophe, and 2010: Take Back America laid out the problem, predicted Obama's polices and their results, and articulated a plan for victory in 2010. Now REVOLT! explains how to use this new power to defeat Obama.
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