Former CPAC blogger of the year Ed Morrissey spent this weekend at CPAC in Washington, DC. While there, Ed was a panelist to a discussion titled From Reacting to Breaking News: Flexing the Muscles of the Conservative New Media. He also found time, along with the LATimes’ Andrew Malcolm and Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, to interview Rick Perry.
Suffice it to say that Ed’s had alot on his plate. Nonetheless, Ed found time to notice this SurveyUSA poll, which shows how popular a right to work amendment to Minnesota’s Constitution is:
The survey of 542 registered voters showed a margin of more than 2:1, at 55/24. It wins majorities of both men and women, and wins all age demographics by majorities except seniors, which have a near-majority supporting it at 49/35. Independents support the idea by a wider margin than overall, 57/27, and even a plurality of Democrats support it at 40/32. In fact, even a slight plurality of liberals support the measure, 35/32, with moderates near a 2:1 ratio of support at 53/28. All income levels have wide pluralities or majorities supporting the measure, as do all regions of the state; the only region where it doesn’t get a majority, northeastern Minnesota (where Iron Range mining makes union support stronger) approves of the measure 49/30.
First, I’ll eat crow for writing this post. I said in that post that right to work is a great policy but that this year might not be a great time for pushing this initiative.
Before diving into the poll, it’s important that we highlight the fact that SurveyUSA’s polling in Minnesota is exceptionally accurate. Now that that’s established, let’s dig into the poll’s results. I’m astonished that the overall margin is that big. With Minnesota’s liberal reputation, I thought this would be, at best, a 50-50 proposition.
That still doesn’t mean that a right to work constitutional amendment will be ratified by Minnesota’s voters. That’s what I’d hope for but it isn’t a done deal at this point.
What’s stunning to me is that independents support the constitutional amendment ballot question by a 57-27 margin. If the Iron Range is the only geographic area that supports defeating the right to work constitutional amendment ballot question, then Big Labor will have its work cut out for itself.
This especially places a premium on recruiting GOP election judges in Ramsey and Hennepin counties. It places a premium on recruiting GOP election judges across the state, too, with particular emphasis on St. Louis County and the city of Duluth.
The reason why that’s important is because ballots that don’t fill in the constitutional amendment ballot questions get counted as voting against ratifying constitutional amendments.
With Scott County workers unknowingly admitting that voter fraud exists in Minnesota, rest assured that voter fraud exists in Ramsey and Hennepin counties.
If you want to ensure election integrity in Minnesota, volunteer to be an election judge or to be a pollwatcher. Follow this link to learn how to volunteer for those important responsibilities.
This is our best shot at passing this important constitutional amendment. Let’s make the most of that opportunity.