The latest Pew Research Survey has found that as Republican governors has been busting unions over the last two years, union favorability has risen from 41% to 51%.No, it's not some kind of Labor Day miracle. It's merely common sense. Which is something most right wingers lack, regardless of how much money they have.
According to Pew, support for unions has risen most among liberal Democrats (67% to 80%), moderate to conservative Democrats (56%-70%), moderate to liberal Republicans (34%-44%), and Independents (36%-44%). Union support has fallen slightly with conservative Republicans (24%-23%).
With income inequality reaching historic levels, it’s no surprise that many Americans who were swayed away from unions by decades of Republican union bashing are beginning to appreciate the benefits of collective bargaining. It is not a coincidence that rising support for unions comes at the same time that Republicans have been waging a full assault on collective bargaining.
The message is that once again, the conservative Republicans who are guiding the Republican Party are massively out of step with the rest of the country.
It turns out that the rest of America doesn’t hate unions as much as the Republican Party does. (This doesn’t bode well for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s dreams of being elected president in 2016.) Union busting may play well within the Republican Party, but the Koch fueled anti-union agenda is turning more Americans against the GOP, and back towards supporting unions.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Support for unions have jumped by 10 points as people start waking up to what the corporate-owned Republicans are doing to them: