Poll: Nuclear Bailout Has Strong, Bipartisan Opposition

A new public poll released this week shows that 7 in 10 Ohio voters are opposed to House Bill 6, the nuclear bailout bill. The opposition is strongly bipartisan with 73% of Republicans, 67% of Democrats, and 73% of independents against the plan. The poll also found:

* 88% of respondents believe that FirstEnergy Solutions should be subject to review of their financial records by the legislature before another vote on the bill.

* 82% of respondents believe the bill would hurt senior citizens and families living on fixed incomes.

* 82% of respondents oppose allowing money from the fund going to help bail out a plant in Indiana.

* 62% of respondents believe new utility costs could hurt manufacturers across the state, also impacting jobs.

Paid for by API Ohio and overseen by The Harris Poll, the survey was conducted from June 7-12 by telephone. It has a sampling error of +/- 3.4%. 6/18/2019