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Quinnipiac Poll Shows Growing Support for Collective Bargaining Bill SB 5

A poll released today from Quinnipiac University found that voter support for Senate Bill 5, the collective bargaining bill, is up slightly compared to a July Quinnipiac poll.

Thirty-eight percent of Ohio voters think SB 5 should be kept, compared to 32 percent in July. Fifty-one percent of Ohio voters think SB 5 should be repealed, compared to 56 percent in July.

The margin of error for the poll released today is +/- 2.7 percentage points. The margin of error for the July poll was +/- 2.4 percentage points.

Canned quote from Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute:

“Support for repealing the bill in the November referendum has dropped from a 24-point to a 13-point margin. Backers of SB 5 have only six weeks to make up the difference, although public opinion appears to be moving in their direction.”

When the pollsters asked people whether they thought collective bargaining for public employees should be limited–without mentioning repealing SB 5–the results were similar: More people supported limiting collective bargaining this month than back in July. The percentage of people opposing limiting collective bargaining wasn’t different (given the poll’s margin of error).


  • http://twitter.com/jointhefutureOH Join the Future

    That’s a poor headline that doesn’t really capture the polls true finding. This poll shows that the delta from July is made up entirely of Republicans moving into the support for SB5 column, rather than any widespread growing support. In fact Democrats and Independents continue to significantly support the repeal of SB5 as they did in July too.

    This latest Poll has similar findings to the most recent PPP poll taken in August. One can conclude that the pro SB5 campaign has made little or no advances in the last month, except where it expected to – amongst partisan Republicans.

  • Anonymous

    Why does the party affiliation of those moving into the support column matter? Wouldn’t the end result be the same?

  • Jake

    I am not a union member, but I will not support this bill.

    Each year, the average American is losing more and more of their rights as those at the top enjoy more and more ridiculous extravagances.

    Drastically bring down the salaries, pensions, bonuses and perks of the CEO’s, Presidents and all the associated empty suits at the top, and I will reconsider.

    Until then, I will vote “NO” on Senate Bill 5.

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