Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Poll: HUGE support to repeal SB5; Kasich's name is mud

In Ohio, as in Wisconsin, middle-class momentum is growing. Not only did Ohioans collect an astonishing 1.3 million signatures to repeal SB5, but they're winning the battle of public opinion. According to a Quinnipiac poll released today, opponents of SB5 outnumber supporters by a margin of 2-to-1.

According to the poll,
Opponents of Gov. Kasich's legislation to limit collective bargaining for public employees retain a 56 - 32 lead in the expected November referendum.
Corporate stooge Gov. John Kasich's numbers are just as brutal: Half of all voters disapprove of his job performance and only 35 percent approve, worse than his numbers in May. According to pollster Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute:

Even after the state budget has been approved as he promised without raising taxes, and even though the Quinnipiac University poll finds that 63 percent say they favor such an approach, Gov. Kasich's name remains mud in the eyes of the Ohio electorate.
Voters may say 2-1 they wanted him to balance the budget just through spending cuts rather than with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, but they don't like the cuts that he and the Legislature approved. By 50 - 32 percent, voters say the budget is unfair to people like them. When voters think a politician is treating them unfairly, that's not good for the politician's political health.
Such a shame.