Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Transit Polling

A new survey out today from the Regional Transportation Alliance finds 58-38 support from Triangle voters for a quarter cent sales tax to fund transit projects. Voters support a half cent increase for the same purpose by the margin of 53-44.

That finding is pretty consistent with polling we did on this issue way back in December of 2007 when we found 55-37 support for a half cent hike that would pay for regional transportation projects. It's interesting to see that hasn't changed too much even with the downturn in the economy.

One thing both polls made clear is that Wake County voters are considerably less supportive of transit than those in Durham, who are considerably less supportive than those in Orange. That could lead to a pretty piecemeal system if some county's voters are willing to pay the bill and others aren't.

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