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Poll shows skepticism over collective bargaining law


MADISON (WKOW) -- A new poll shows Wisconsin residents are skeptical about Gov. Scott Walker's stated reason for trying to remove collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

Walker has said the law will help balance the state budget and help local governments absorb deep cuts in state aid.

Wisconsin Public Radio released the results Friday. It finds that 57 percent of respondents think the issue was about decreasing the power of public-sector unions, while 31 percent say it's about decreasing the budget deficit.

In addition, 59 percent disapproved of state Senate Democrats leaving the state to delay action on the measure.

The telephone poll of 400 respondents was commissioned by WPR and performed by St. Norbert College. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points and was conducted between April 5 and Monday.

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