71% of Wisconsinites View Governor Scott Walker's Spending Proposal as 'Fair'


A survey of 500 likely voters in Wisconsin found 71 percent saying Gov. Scott Walker's two major budget proposals to require public employees in the Badger State to pay more for their pensions and health care benefits are "fair," according to WisconsinReporter.com.

While 71 percent of the respondents said Walker's proposal to require public employees to pay 5.8 percent of their salaries toward pensions and 12.6 percent toward health care benefits as fair, 22 percent said the proposals were not fair. Another seven percent weren't sure one way or the other.

The results were significantly more evenly divided on other aspects of the Battle of Wisconsin, however, with respondents virtually in a dead heat in terms of supporting or opposing the major players.

More than two-thirds of the respondents, 68 percent, said President Obama spend his time focusing on the federal budget rather than becoming involved in the Wisconsin debate.

Among the 500 respondents, 46 percent voted for Walker, while 54 percent voted for his Democratic opponent or another candidate last November.

*Do you believe that President Obama should get involved in state disputes like the one in Wisconsin or focus his efforts on the federal budget battle in Washington?

* Governor Walker is asking unions to pay 5.8% of their salary toward the cost of their pensions plans and double their contributions for health care premiums to 12.6%. Is that fair?

Poll at wisconsinreporter.com