WakeUP Wake County released a poll May 31st that demonstrates strong support among Wake County voters for the proposed plan for expanded bus and commuter and light rail. The poll also indicates 60% of local voters are willing to pay for a half cent sales tax referendum to fund the plan. Voters believe transit will bring jobs to the Triangle and will benefit seniors, commuters, students, the disabled and more. Click here to read the press release.
What’s more, 78% of voters support having the chance to vote on a sales tax referendum this November. Young voters were especially supportive of transit – more than any other age group. Public Policy Polling conducted the poll, which ran from May 18 to 20, 2012. Click here to see Public Policy Polling report.
Highlights from the poll: • 66% said they’d support expanded transit that includes the doubling of bus, passenger rail, and setting groundwork for light rail.
• 60% said they’d be willing to pay a half-cent sales tax – once they learned it would not apply to essential items food, medicine, utilities and rent.
• 59% said they’d strongly support putting the sales tax referendum on the ballot this November. An additional 19% somewhat support holding the referendum this fall – a total of 78% of those polls support holding the referendum this November.