We asked, “Do you favor or oppose an amendment that would allow regions of the state to hold votes in those regions to increase the sales tax in those areas for transportation needs?
Favor (38%)Oppose (48%)No opinion (14%)
The poll was conducted March 18 by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion. It sampled 407 Georgia voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5%. The data have been weighted for age, race, gender and partisan affiliation.
It can’t be counted as much of a shock that sentiment about transportation tax votes across the state fall roughly along party lines. Democratic respondents favor such votes 48% to 40%, and Republicans oppose them 53% to 31%. Worst for proponents of new transportation infrastructure funding, independent voters oppose these referenda by 53% to 30%.
I wonder if State Rep. Vance Smith (R-Tax Mountain) paying attention.
[UPDATE] Mark Rountree shows similar data through a recent poll done by Landmark Communications.