QUESTION: We'd like to ask you a few questions about Northwest Airlines. As you know, the pilots' strike has been settled and the airline is resuming its service. Which of the following statements would you say is most accurate when it comes to whether or not the strike has an affect on you or your family's travel plans or personal income?My travel plans were affected 23% My income was affected 2% Both my travel plans and my 1% income were affected by the strike. The strike has no affect on me. 74%
QUESTION: Based on what you know about the issue, would you say generally that you were more sympathetic to the company or the pilots?Company 37% Pilots 39% Neither 17% Not Sure 7%QUESTION : In the aftermath of the strike, are you more likely or less likely to fly on Northwest planes in the future or will the strike not have any effect at all?More 7% Less 14% No Effect 79%QUESTION : In the past, smaller airlines from time to time have offered service on some Twin Cities routes that competed with Northwest but then were forced to drop that service when Northwest reduced its fares on the same routes. Do you think it would be a good idea or a bad idea for the federal government to intervene and protect the smaller airlines, allowing them to continue offering service that competes with Northwest?Good idea 60% Bad idea 24% Not Sure 16%
The MPR Poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Political/Media Research, Inc. of Columbia, Maryland September 16, 1998. A total of 403 registered Minnesota voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. Margin for error is plus or minus 5%. A total of 201 men and
202 women were interviewed.
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