like ‘right-to-work’ idea, poll says
February 15, 2012
become the nation’s 24th “right-to-work state,” voters in a new poll
14-point margin – 50 percent to 36 percent – participants in the
Poll say the Buckeye State should join Indiana in making it more
mandate union membership. The poll comes less than four months after
voters crushed Senate Bill 5 by 23 points in a referendum on slashing
employee union rights.
assumption that the SB 5 referendum was a demonstration of union
Ohio, the 54 – 40 percent support for making Ohio a ‘right-to-work’
make one take notice,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement.
“In the SB
5 referendum independent voters, who are generally the key to Ohio
voted with the pro-union folks to repeal the law many viewed as an
handicap unions. The data indicates that many of those same
stood up for unions this past November on SB 5 are standing up to
backing ‘right-to-work’ legislation.”
draws favor from independents 55 percent to 39 percent. Republicans
right-to-work” by 77 percent to 20 percent, while Democrats are opposed
percent to 31 percent.
were asked: “Indiana recently became a ‘right-to-work’ state, meaning
workers can no longer be required to join a union or pay dues or fees
union as a condition of employment. Do you think that Ohio should
‘right-to-work’ state or don’t you think so?”
shows that Ohioans also favor raising the speed limit on interstates to
and back a bill that would ban smoking inside a car when a child 6 or
Kasich’s approval rating crept higher, to a net minus 6 points; 40
approve of his performance, 46 percent disapprove.
governor’s approval rating in his own party can’t overcome the
the opposition party and he is getting bad reviews from independent
is a sign of political weakness,” said Brown. “The governor still has
three years until he faces the voters, but he would certainly like to
job approval into the mid-40s, at least. The good news for him is that
slightly more popular than the legislature, which gets 48 – 35 percent
telephone poll, which includes land and cell lines, from February 7
Sunday of 1,421 registered Ohio voters has a margin of sampling error
or minus 2.6 percentage points.
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