Yesterday it was the Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder who saw his popularity plunge in a poll hitting lows that took his predecessor over seven years to achieve. Today, it is the Governor to the south Of Michingan - John Kasich of Ohio.
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According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 46 percent of registered voters in Ohio disapprove of the job the new Republican governor's doing, with three in ten approving of how Kasich's handling his duties and nearly a quarter unsure. The survey indicates that by a 53 to 36 percent margin, Ohioans say the governor's budget is unfair. The budget aims to close the state's projected $8 billion deficit by cutting spending but not raising taxes.
Kasich has been in the national spotlight the past two months for joining with another freshman Republican governor, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, in moving to try and strip some collective bargaining rights from public service union members in an effort to try and balance the budget. About half of those questioned in the survey say they oppose the bill, which is currently working its way through the Ohio legislature.
Just like in Wisconsin, both Snyder and Kasich have come under fire for attacking labor unions, worker rights and a budget titled in favor of helping corporations while making cuts on average citizens.
The sleeping giant is awakening.