October 25, 2014

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Poll shows most Ohio voters would repeal union law

COLUMBUS — A new poll finds most Ohio voters would dump the state’s new law that limits bargaining by public employees and bars them from striking.

In the Quinnipiac University survey released today, 54 percent said the law should be repealed, 36 percent said it should be kept. Also, 58 percent oppose banning all strikes by public workers.

A petition drive is under way to have voters decide the fate of the law, signed in late March by Gov. John Kasich.

The poll also found that 53 percent of Ohio voters said the Republican governor’s budget proposals are unfair to people like them.

Pollsters surveyed 1,379 registered voters by phone from May 10 through Monday. The poll has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.