Poll shows support for transit plan

Monday, December 17, 2007

A story from The Capital Times:

Edgewood College poll: While some Dane County communities have weighed in against a regional transit authority that would have the ability to set up a sales tax district to help pay for commuter rail, road and bus transit in the county, a recent survey shows popular support.

An Edgewood College survey of 262 likely Dane County voters on a variety of issues, conducted the second week of November, showed that 65 percent of the respondents supported the taxing authority, with 35 percent opposed. In Madison, residents supported the taxing authority by a 68 percent to 32 percent margin. Voters outside the city supported the taxing authority at a 61 to 39 percent margin.

The margin of error of the survey was 5.5 to 6 percent.