Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20788
 
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) unions and management have been unable to come to a contract agreement. Have you been following the strike negotiations?
750 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 3.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Yes68%73%63%63%71%69%71%67%70%65%71%78%66%74%65%74%73%73%60%77%66%81%79%52%
No28%25%31%34%23%30%24%29%28%31%25%17%33%25%30%25%26%22%39%23%31%16%18%46%
Not Sure4%2%5%3%6%1%5%5%3%4%4%6%1%1%5%1%1%5%1%1%4%3%4%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%25%29%17%54%46%53%7%17%22%16%48%31%13%41%34%22%76%18%44%37%
 
 
Which side do you think has made the better case for its position? The unions? Management? Has neither side made a better case? Or have both sides made good cases?
510 Following NegotiationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Unions25%21%29%31%28%17%21%30%19%26%21%32%15%25%31%16%18%17%43%33%22%37%21%20%
Management39%46%31%33%38%42%44%35%43%37%25%27%59%38%30%48%55%44%24%39%40%35%46%33%
Neither30%27%34%31%29%31%28%30%30%31%37%31%24%33%30%31%23%32%24%23%33%24%27%41%
Both5%5%5%5%3%7%5%4%7%4%12%10%1%3%7%4%1%5%8%3%4%2%4%5%
Not Sure2%2%1%0%2%2%2%1%2%2%5%0%1%0%2%1%3%2%0%1%1%2%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Negotiations100%53%47%27%26%29%18%53%47%51%8%20%22%17%45%33%14%44%29%25%73%21%51%28%
 
 
Do you ... strongly support a strike by BART workers? Somewhat support a strike? Someone oppose a strike? Or strongly oppose a strike?
510 Following NegotiationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Strongly Support18%19%17%23%23%8%18%23%12%15%10%33%14%26%13%19%24%15%26%26%16%36%13%15%
Somewhat Support13%11%15%12%15%13%12%13%13%14%12%7%17%10%19%8%1%11%23%14%12%10%14%9%
Somewhat Oppose16%11%22%10%18%22%15%14%19%19%26%17%7%10%19%17%20%17%12%10%19%18%15%19%
Strongly Oppose52%59%43%56%42%55%54%49%55%52%51%44%59%52%47%56%53%57%38%50%52%34%57%56%
Not Sure1%0%2%0%3%1%1%1%1%1%1%0%3%1%2%0%2%0%0%0%1%1%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Negotiations100%53%47%27%26%29%18%53%47%51%8%20%22%17%45%33%14%44%29%25%73%21%51%28%
 
 
Given what you know, what would you like to see happen? Should BART management accept the union's offer in order to avoid a strike? Should BART workers accept management's offer in order to avoid a strike? Should the two parties continue to negotiate towards a mutually acceptable contract, even if it means a possible strike? Or do you not know?
510 Following NegotiationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Management Should Accept The Union's Offer24%21%27%37%18%19%18%28%19%28%28%25%10%26%30%15%21%12%38%24%25%45%20%19%
Workers Should Accept Management's Offer40%47%33%31%39%46%47%35%46%39%40%36%46%39%36%44%56%43%31%39%42%30%48%38%
Continue To Negotiate24%24%24%20%30%24%24%25%24%20%25%29%31%17%26%27%19%33%23%33%20%21%25%22%
Don't Know12%8%16%12%13%12%11%12%11%13%6%11%13%18%8%13%3%12%8%4%13%4%7%21%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Negotiations100%53%47%27%26%29%18%53%47%51%8%20%22%17%45%33%14%44%29%25%73%21%51%28%