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Thread: Red C / SBP Poll, 28 April: Strong support for the Public Sector

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    Default Red C / SBP Poll, 28 April: Strong support for the Public Sector

    It would seem that p.ie might be somewhat out of touch with the general public's view of the public sector.

    50% of respondents were opposed to the government legislating for pay cuts; 30% were in favour.

    The Irish Examiner article says that ' 56% say the government should accept the union decision and try and re-negotiate the Croke Park Agreement'.

    Will this strengthen the resolve of union members, in light of the pressure applied by govt. today?

    Poll says 30% want govt to cut public service pay, but half of electorate is opposed | Irish Examiner


    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0427/386928-croke-park/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    It would seem that p.ie might be somewhat out of touch with the general public's view of the public sector.

    50% of respondents were opposed to the government legislating for pay cuts; 30% were in favour.

    Will this strengthen the resolve of union members?

    Poll says 30% want govt to cut public service pay, but half of electorate is opposed | Irish Examiner
    Out of touch?
    Some of them have been in orbit around Arcturus since 2007.

    Good for them to see that they really are fringe dwellers though; some of them think they have Dev's gift to look into the heart of the Irish people.

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    Where is patslatt - he'll have a heart attack.

    The poll also said that 56% support the unions on CP2 (23% against) and 54% want an end to austerity (with 25% against)
    Separate Church and State

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    I wonder if this'll be in the Sindo tomorrow?
    The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else's mind.

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    - 54% want an easing of austerity by less spending cuts, but 68% believe if the government had any spare cash it should be used to cut taxes.
    Math is not a strong point for respondents it would appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    Where is patslatt - he'll have a heart attack.


    The poll also said that 56% support the unions on CP2 (23% against) and 54% want an end to austerity (with 25% against)
    OP updated, thanks (posting on a phone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    Math is not a strong point for respondents it would appear.
    The answers appear to relate to separate economic conditions, surely?

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    Ha, all the recent spinning about things not being so bad has led to unreal expectations. Spin yer way out of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    Where is patslatt - he'll have a heart attack.

    The poll also said that 56% support the unions on CP2 (23% against) and 54% want an end to austerity (with 25% against)
    Pat doesn't have much time for democracy anyway...
    See his new thread for details:

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy...undancies.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    Math is not a strong point for respondents it would appear.
    Are you in favour of austerity - no, Should taxes be cut - yes. I don't see the contradiction.
    Do you want next weeks lotto numbers - yes, do you want a good summer - yes.

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