Blog PostOctober 31, 2017

New Job Creators Network Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Ohio’s Issue 2

A new Job Creators Network poll of Ohio small business owners clearly indicates opposition to Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.

The poll* finds that a majority of small business owners in Ohio disapprove of this ballot initiative due to the fact that it will cause an increase in drug prices for nearly two out of three Ohioans, especially those who depend on employer-based private insurance. This finding demonstrates that Ohio small business owners refuse to become victims to bureaucratic price controls.

The poll also finds that over one-third of small business owners are still confused by the bill and its impact on health costs and the overall economy. The results echo the sentiment: If you don’t understand something, don’t vote for it.

Ohio small business owners have already been struggling for years as a result of Obamacare and extreme healthcare cost inflation. This poll is further evidence that these entities are concerned about the rising costs of healthcare, but they want a solution that will work, and Issue 2 does more harm than good.

*The poll of 500 small business owners was conducted by Roosevelt Opinion Research between October 27th and 30th with a margin of error of five percent. Respondents came from nearly all sectors of Ohio’s small business economy. The vast majority of respondents have 50 or fewer employees.