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TDS Co-Editor Ruy Teixeira: OH Voters Want Repeal of Bargaining Limits

In his latest ‘Public Opinion Snapshot’ at the Center for American Progress web pages, TDS Co-Editor Ruy Teixeira reports on the good news for Dems regarding Ohio voter attitudes towards the GOP’s legislation stripping public worker collective bargaining rights:

A new Quinnipiac University poll of Ohio registered voters documents this opposition. According to the poll, Ohio voters oppose limiting collective bargaining rights for public employees (51-38), do not believe limiting collective bargaining for public employees is necessary to balance the state budget (52-38), oppose banning public employee strikes (58-35), and oppose banning public employee bargaining over health insurance plans (54-38).

And it’s not just about attitudes. Ohio voters are ready for action, reports Teixeira: “Ohio voters also favor repealing the whole law through a referendum (54-36)…Conservatives should get it through their heads that voters don’t support taking rights away from workers, whether they’re in the public or private sectors.”

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