These aren't the first brutal numbers for Kasich. On March 15, Public Policy Polling showed Ohians hate Kasich's union-busting bill more than Wisconsinites hate
Ohio voters oppose SB 5, legislation that strips workers of their collective bargaining rights. The bill is making its way through the Ohio Legislature, and Kasich said he will sign it. There is the possibility that voters could veto the bill in a referendum. That's likely, given how unpopular the anti-worker legislation is among voters. Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, puts it this way:
Although there is almost nothing in these numbers that Kasich can point to as evidence of his popularity or that of his proposals, he can take solace from the fact that he has almost four years to turn around public opinion.
Kasich shouldn’t get too comfortable too fast. Politicians who attack the people they are supposed to represent are being held accountable. If you’re a Wisconsin voter, recalls are under way right now for eight of the Republican senators who voted to end collective bargaining rights for public workers. Go to the Teamsters recall page to find out how to join the efforts, and while you’re there, check out the countdown—there are 285 days left to recall