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    Following the links to articles with polling data, 47% supported the teachers strike. See

    47% is a plurality, not a majority.  To be a majority supporters must exceed 50%.  For the linked article, technically speaking, a majority did not express support for the strike (those that oppose - 39% plus those with no oppinion -14%).

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    by nextstep on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:35:48 AM PDT

    •  That was an earlier poll... (8+ / 0-) noted in this post.

      But after one poll earlier in the week showed the teachers with support from a 47 percent plurality of Chicago voters, a new poll shows the teachers with 55 percent approval from "voting Chicago households" and 66 percent support from parents of public school students.
      Unless she's edited the post since your comment, she did address the poll you cite.

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      by JamesGG on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:54:13 AM PDT

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