A recent poll of likely voters about Governor Bruce Rauner's Turnaround Agenda found solid support in favor. That’s according to The Illinois Observer which says they commissioned a poll with Ogden & Fry of 533 likely voters.
The poll asked “do you oppose or support legislation that would eliminate the right of teachers, janitors, police and firefighters to collectively bargain with local governments for their wages, work hours, and benefits?” The Illinois Observer says the poll found 42 percent would support limiting collective bargaining rights while only 30 percent would oppose such a plan. Twenty-eight percent were undecided. A spokesperson for Speaker Michael Madigan brushed off the poll as not being significant. Governor Rauner has been pushing for local control of collective bargaining issues tied to a property tax freeze for months.