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Poll shows public support for police and fire, HB 512

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:

  • 87 percent of Ohioans think that it’s of maximum importance to support police and firefighters.
  • 92 percent of Ohioans believe it’s important for promises made to first responders about their pensions be kept.
  • 63 percent of Ohioans say that it’s time for employers to increase their contribution to first responder pensions for the first time in nearly 40 years.
  • Most importantly, 78 percent of Ohioans are more likely to vote for a state lawmaker who supports legislation like House Bill 512.

    Posted 9/15/2022

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