The national political media outlet Politico has named Senate Bill 5 a Top Political Blunder of 2011. The website cited Governor John Kasich’s decision to push the extreme union busting legislation in a state with high union density and a referendum process as one of the worst political decisions of 2011. Politico speculates that not only has the repeal of SB 5 hurt John Kasich’s popularity but also has energized organized labor heading into the 2012 presidential election in the state of Ohio.