approval rating climbs to 40%
February 14, 2012
Kasich is still building off a rocky first year in office that saw one
landmark initiatives defeated at the polls, but his approval rating is
improving among Ohio voters, according to a new poll.
percent of registered voters approve of the job Kasich is doing,
about 46 percent who disapprove, a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,421
registered voters found. In a January survey, his approval rating was
percent, and in October it was 36-52 percent. October marked the
lead-up to the
November election, when Senate Bill 5, the controversial
law that Kasich spearheaded, was defeated soundly at the polls.
governor still has almost three years until he faces the voters, but he
certainly like to get his job approval into the mid-40s, at least. The
news for him is that he is slightly more popular than the legislature,
gets 48–35 percent disapproval,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a release.
for the governor’s performance is split down party lines, the poll
Republicans support Kasich by a 71-19 percent margin, but Democrats
of his job 70-17 percent, according to the poll. Independent voters are
closely split at 49-35 percent.
also found that voters agree by a 54-40 percent margin that Ohio should
a “right-to-work” state, which would ban requirements to join unions as
condition of employment.
assumption that the S.B. 5 referendum was a demonstration of union
Ohio, the 54–40 percent support for making Ohio a ‘right-to-work’ state
make one take notice,” Brown said in the release. “In the S.B. 5
independent voters, who are generally the key to Ohio elections, voted
pro-union folks to repeal the law many viewed as an effort to handicap
The data indicates that many of those same independents who stood up
this past November on S.B. 5 are standing up to unions by backing
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