Tuesday, March 27, 2007

VERY strong eminent domain Opposition

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,122 Ohio voters from March 13 to March 19, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.


Do you support or oppose the state using eminent domain to take private property for economic development projects like new businesses?

A: Support, 14 percent. Oppose: 82 percent. Don't know: 4 percent.

Q: Do you think that in the past the state of Ohio has - (A) abused the use of eminent domain, or (B) generally enforced eminent domain in the public's best interest?

A: Abused, 45 percent. Used in public interest, 33 percent. Don't know, 21 percent.

Q: The Legislature is considering making it more difficult for the state to enforce eminent domain. Do you support or oppose making it more difficult for the state to use eminent domain to force the sale of private property?

A: Support, 78 percent. Oppose, 17 percent. Don't know, 5 percent.