Poll: Ohio voters oppose proposed union limits

The Associate Press via Dayton Daily News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new poll of Ohio voters shows many oppose a bill that would limit bargaining by public employee unions and ban them from striking.

In the Quinnipiac (KWIN'-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Wednesday, respondents were given two versions of the question. A bill that would limit "collective bargaining" was opposed 48-41 percent, while a bill to limit "collective bargaining rights" was rejected by 54-35 percent.

A union bill has passed the Senate, and Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has indicated he would sign it if it passes the House.

The poll also shows 46 percent of Ohio voters disapprove of Kasich's job performance and 53 percent feel his budget proposal is unfair to them.

The telephone poll surveyed 1,384 registered voters from March 15 to Monday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
March 23, 2011 11:30 AM EDT

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