Poll - Limit Ability To Seize Property Using Eminent Domain: WXIX FOX-TV19, Cincinnati OH, 3/21/07

A poll released today says Ohio voters overwhelmingly favor making it tougher for the government to force the sale of private property under eminent domain laws.

The poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that 78 percent of those surveyed wanted limits on the government's ability to seize private property for development.

The poll also found that Ohio voters opposed forcing the sale of land for economic development 82 percent to 14 percent.

The survey of 1,122 Ohio voters had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

The poll was conducted as the Legislature considers a ballot issue that would prohibit governments from claiming land solely to increase revenues.

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