Quinnipiac: Ohio voters disapprove of handling of state budget


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Quinnipiac University released its latest poll of registered Ohio voters today, with results showing disapproval for the Governor and the rollback of collective bargaining (SB5).

On the budget front, respondents were asked about the Governor’s handling of the state budget:

Registered voters disapprove of Kasich’s handling of the state budget 53 – 35 percent compared to 51 – 31 percent disapproval in a March 23 survey.

And on how to address the budget gap, voters appear to desire a balance between cuts and tax increases, a message which Kasich and legislative Republican are not, and will not heed:

  • On spending cuts, 42 percent say they go too far; 15 percent say not far enough and 30 percent say they are about right
  • On how to address deficit, 64 percent said only spending should be cut and 30 percent said taxes should be raised also.
  • On balancing spending cuts or taxes hikes on the wealthy, 50 percent (to 42 percent) preferred tax hikes on the wealthy which would reduce the need for spending cuts.

Polls be damned, the GOP is sticking to its script. The wealthy will get their tax cuts and the poor will see services cut, despite what the voters say today. They are counting on the fact voters will forget two years (and four years) from now.

Read the full poll results here.

 

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