Tue September 27, 2011
Poll numbers on SB5 shift slightly
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A new poll suggests that about half of all Ohioans want the new collective bargaining law repealed while a little over a third want to keep it.
Ohio voters will decide in November whether to keep the law that bans public employees from striking and restricts collective bargaining abilities for public workers.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows that 51 percent of Ohio voters say the law should be repealed while 38 percent favor keeping it in place.
The number supporting SB5’s repeal is down from July. Peter Brown is the Asistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, and says support for repealing the bill in the November referendum has dropped from a 24-point to a 13-point margin, and that public opinion appears to be moving in support of SB 5.
Brown also says "Ohio voters seem to be warming a little toward Gov. John Kasich, although he is still under water when it comes to public opinion.” With more than three years left before his next election, the Governor is facing a 40 - 49 percent overall job approval rating.
From September 20 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,301 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.
More polling information from Quinnipiac University here.