Thursday, May 24, 2007

Charlotte-Mecklenburg favors potential school bond

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce released a poll this week showing that Mecklenburg voters want to keep their sales tax for mass transit and they would support a potential school bond referendum.

57% support keeping a half-cent sales tax for mass transit, while 40% oppose the tax.

The Chamber's poll tested different sizes for the school bond, and predictably support fell as the size of the bond increased. The poll found that Mecklenburg residents supported...

-a $400 million bond 61-35
-a $520 million bond 54-41
-a $620 million bond 51-45

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools favor a $620 million bond. The survey of 600 likely voters was conducted by Charlotte-based MarketWise.

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