Poll: Majority of Ohioans Oppose Senate Bill 5

This week Columbus on the Record panelists discuss the latest polling numbers that show the majority of Ohioans don’t like Senate Bill 5, the bill that limits collective bargaining. 54%  say that SB 5 should be repealed.

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said: “Although it is a long way until November when opponents of SB 5 hope to ask voters to overturn it, at this point there is strong support for repealing Governor’s John Kasich‘s signature plan. Not only does he need to rebuild his image, but the governor will need to move a lot of voters over the next six months if he wants his plan to survive.”

Also this week: Charter schools face more criticism; Lawmakers push for more election reform; the Ohio Constitution may need a makeover; and the casinos and Governor John Kasich continue their stalemate.


  • William Hershey (Dayton Daily News)
  • Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio)
  • Dale Butland (Innovation Ohio)
  • Terry Casey (Republican Consultant)

Read More:

  • Governor’s Approval Up, Poll Finds; Voters Back Repeal Of Law That Limits Unions (Quinniapiac University)
  • The U.S. Department of Labor is scrutinizing a group of Ohio charter schools for its teacher-hiring practices (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Ohio House passes election reforms: Elections officials may limits absentee ballot applications, and the time for in-person early voting would be significantly reduced (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Penn National Gaming and Rock Ohio Caesars, the companies that will operate casinos in Ohio, are accusing Gov. Kasich and House Republicans of nothing short of a tax hike (Columbus Dispatch)

Segments On This Episode (on YouTube)

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Quinnipiac Poll Shows Ohians Will Vote to Repeal SB5

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Lawmakers Push For More Election Reform

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Ohio Charter Schools Face More Criticism

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Ohio Constitution Gets a Makeover?

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Update on the Ohio Casino Stalemate

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