As we expected, this Rasmussen survey, out this morning, confirms that voters strongly disapprove of the Democratic Party’s tactic of fleeing the jurisdiction so as to avoid carrying out their duties as legislators:
[Voters] strongly oppose the tactic by Wisconsin state senators to flee their state to prevent a vote that would limit the rights of such unions.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 25% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of this tactic, while 67% disapprove. State legislators in Indiana have used the same approach to avoid a vote in their state. …
Sizable majorities of Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party reject such a strategy.
Roughly half of Democratic voters are embarrassed by their own party’s strategy, too. From a purely political standpoint, the longer Democratic legislators hide in motels, the better.
UPDATE: Americans For Prosperity / Wisconsin has produced three radio ads targeting Democratic Senators who have fled the state. They are simple and–especially given how the public feels about the “fleebaggers”–effective. You can hear them all here. This is one of them, just click to play: