A new survey from Quinnipiac University shows that despite voting down an anti-union measure in November aimed at curtailing the rights of public workers to collectively bargin, Ohio voters are ready for a "Right-To-Work" law, which would stop workers from having to join a union as a condition of employment. A majority of Ohio voters, 54 percent, said they'd support such a law, while 40 percent did not.
"Given the assumption that the SB 5 referendum was a demonstration of union strength in Ohio, the 54 - 40 percent support for making Ohio a 'right-to-work' state does make one take notice," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a release. "In the SB 5 referendum independent voters, who are generally the key to Ohio elections, voted with the pro-union folks to repeal the law many viewed as an effort to handicap unions. The data indicates that many of those same independents who stood up for unions this past November on SB 5 are standing up to unions by backing 'right-to-work' legislation."
In addition, chief SB 5 supporter Gov. John Kasich's (R-OH) approval ratings have improved slightly, as less Ohioans diapprove of his job perfomance. Here's the TPM Poll Average since he was sworn in.