Poll: Results of Right to Work Super Poll

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Poll: Results of Right to Work Super Poll

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Missouri Alliance for Freedom

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Jefferson City, MO – Ryan Johnson, President of Missouri Alliance for Freedom and former Speaker of the House Tim Jones joined forces on a project to commission Remington Research Group to survey a wide swath of Missourians about their of opinions of pending Right-to-Work legislation. The results are favorable to proponents of worker freedom.

“It is past time to give workers freedom and choice,” said former Speaker of the House Tim Jones. “I think workers should be in charge of their own destiny. The data is clear that Right-to-Work states are outperforming states that have not passed it. Worker freedom creates economic opportunity which is what the people want.”

Under the leadership of Speaker John Diehl, the Missouri House of Representatives passed HB116, Right-to-Work legislation that was authored by State Representative Eric Burlison on February 12th of this year. Since then the bill has stalled in the State Senate.

Currently, State Senator Dan Brown’s Right-to-Work bill, SB127 is the only bill of its kind moving. It was placed on the Missouri State Senate’s informal calendar for perfection and is widely expected to be brought up for debate this week.

The bill will need to overcome an expected filibuster by Democratic senators. In order to do that proponents will have to muster 18 votes to move the previous question (PQ) and end debate in order to vote on the bill itself. The “PQ” is considered taboo in the senate no matter the senators’ party affiliation. If the bill gets a vote it is anticipated that it will pass the Senate and be sent back to the House of Representatives for their action.

“We are surrounded and outnumbered,” said Ryan Johnson, President of Missouri Alliance for Freedom. “Right-to-Work states surround Missouri and they are winning. You only need to look at the disproportionate job growth rates in right-to-work states as compared to those who haven’t taken a step forward yet. It is time for the legislature to act on the mandate the people gave it last November with the Republican super majority. The results of this survey are clear. Missouri voters support right-to-work.”

Missouri Alliance for Freedom is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for conservative policy and works to provide legislative accountability. Its goal is to advance the interests of Missouri by protecting individual, religious, and economic liberty.

The survey was conducted April 29 through April 30, 2015. 10,398 likely voters participated in the survey.

The survey is weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2016 General Election. Margin of Error is   +/- 1% with a 95% level of confidence. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding.

“This project collected more interviews on Right to Work than any survey thus far in the nation. The data shows that Missourians favor this legislation. It is also remarkable that half of Missourians disagree with the best message used by those opposed to this proposal,” said Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group.

Survey conducted April 29 through April 30, 2015. 10,398 likely voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2016 General Election. Margin of Error is +/- 1% with a 95% level of confidence. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding. Survey conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of Ryan Johnson, President of Missouri Alliance for Freedom and former Speaker of the House Tim Jones.

Q: Currently there is a proposal in the Missouri Legislature known as Right to Work. Right to Work is legislation that says each worker has the right to hold his job in a company, no matter whether he joins a labor union or not. Do you support or oppose legislation known as Right to Work?

Support…………………………….54%
Oppose……………………………..35%
Undecided………………………...11%

Q: Those in favor of Right to Work or open shop laws say that no American should be required to join any private organization, like a labor union, against his will. Do you agree or disagree with this?

Agree…………………………….63%
Disagree………………………..29%
Don’t know……………………..8%

Q: Those opposed to Right to Work or open shop laws say that when all workers share the gains won by the labor union, all workers should have to join and pay dues to give the union financial support. Do you agree or disagree with this?

Agree…………………………….41%
Disagree………………………..49%
Don’t know……………………11%