Politics
8:08 am
Wed July 20, 2011

Poll Reports Half of Ohio Voters Disapprove of Governor

Despite passing a budget without tax increases and cutting a lucrative deal with casino operators, Gov. John Kasich's approval ratings haven't moved much.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found 50 percent of registered voters disapprove of the governor, virtually unchanged from May. Perhaps having less to do with the Governor - Almost a third said they are "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the state.

56-percent of respondents oppose the collective bargaining that imposes new limits unionized government workers. Yet, Sixty-three percent say they favor Kasich's approach to the state budget of making cuts without raising taxes.

The phone poll of 1,659 registered voters was taken July 12-18. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.