Boeing’s plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, has the support of most Americans, according to a national poll. That’s despite the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) legal complaint against the airplane manufacturer.
According to a Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll released this week, 64 percent of those questioned say Boeing has the right to open the North Charleston Dreamliner assembly plant while 21 percent disagree.
The polling group explained that when the respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely moved.
Later in the week, the House OK’d 1st District Tim Scott’s bill barring the NLRB from taking action against Boeing.
Also in the poll, Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly sided with Boeing. Democrats were more evenly divided.
In the national poll, 59 percent of union members said that Boeing should be allowed to operate the South Carolina production plant.