Poll: Are State Employees Overpaid?

LANSING (WWJ) – Do state workers make too much money?

A statewide survey question was asked to 600 likely Michigan Democratic voters whether or not they thought state employees were overpaid.

WWJ’s Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick said surprisingly, 40 percent of the democrats said yes while 51 percent said no.

Looking to explain the results, Skubick caught up with Representative Joan Bauer, a Democrat from Lansing who has many civil servants in her backyard.

“I think part of the reaction of people who think they’re highly overpaid is that they’re afraid, it’s a difficult time and they’re looking at it from that vantage point,” Bauer said.

When asked if she thought those people are looking for someone to blame, Bauer said yes.

Pollster Denny Denno said he credits the republicans with bashing public workers for so long that now even the democrats believe they are overpaid.

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