'Leaders don't run away from tough problems like senate Democrats'
Washington (CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is getting as assist from national Republicans as he battles state Democrats and organized labor over the right of public employees to collectively bargain.Here's the video
The Republican Governors Policy Committee, a wing of the Republican Governors Association, will launch a new television ad Tuesday defending Walker's rigid stance on his budget bill. Several labor groups have already run ads attacking Walker.
Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate have left the state to avoid a vote on the legislation, which would strip public employees of most of their bargaining rights. Walker has said layoffs could come as soon as Tuesday unless Democrats return and the bill passes.
"It's a sea of red ink in Madison," a narrator says in the ad, "and while senate Democrats are fleeing their responsibility, governor Walker is leading."
The ad claims that Walker is simply trying to balance the budget without raising taxes and asking state employees to contribute more to their own benefits, "just like everyone else."
In Wisconsin, leaders dot run away from tough problems like the senate democrats," the narrator says. "Instead they stand and lead, like governor Scott Walker."
This from via publicpolicypolling
"We'll have our full poll on the Wisconsin conflict out tomorrow but here's the most interesting finding: if voters in the state (Wisconsin) could do it over today they'd support defeated Democratic nominee Tom Barrett over Scott Walker by a a 52-45 margin.I disagree...
The difference between how folks would vote now and how they voted in November can almost all be attributed to shifts within union households. Voters who are not part of union households have barely shifted at all- they report having voted for Walker by 7 points last fall and they still say they would vote for Walker by a 4 point margin. But in households where there is a union member voters now say they'd go for Barrett by a 31 point margin, up quite a bit from the 14 point advantage they report having given him in November"