This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Via STB, we have our first real poll of support for the Roads and Transit package: 57% support, but only 38% had heard of it before the call. That’s surprisingly consistent with the 61% that Elway polled in April.

There will be a major campaign coming to inform people about the package in the coming months. But unless Kemper Freeman dedicates his personal fortune to defeating it, the opposition looks pretty feeble so far. The model here has to be the recent I-933 campaign, where the establishment came through with millions in donations that dwarfed the proponents. Create an aura of inevitability, that’s the next step.