The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police and the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters commissioned a telephone poll of 500 likely Ohio voters to gauge community feeling about first responders and measure support for House Bill 512. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus four percent.
Ohio House Bill 512 would increase employer contribution rates to OP&F for the first time since 1986. The increase would improve OP&F’s long-term funding outlook and protect pensions for future retirees.
As we suspected, citizens do in fact appreciate our members’ sacrifices to keep our communities safe. Only five percent oppose the bill. Highlights include:
Most importantly, 78 percent of Ohioans are more likely to vote for a state lawmaker who supports legislation like House Bill 512.