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CBS News Poll: Americans Oppose Cutting Pay, Benefits To Balance Budgets

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A brand new CBS survey suggests there may be implications for governors trying to cut employee benefits and collective bargaining for unions.

The survey says that 56% of the American people oppose cutting public employees’ pay and benefits to reduce budget deficits. Thirty-seven percent say it’s okay.

On the subject of ending collective bargaining for public employees, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin gets disappointing results: 60% of the people oppose cutting collective bargaining rights for public employees including teachers.

And here’s the most interesting figure: of all the options to cut deficits in the states the largest percentage, 40%, would rather raise taxes.

Reported by Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio 1060

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