This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
This time, commisssioned by Sound Transit, and starring your well-informed electorate:
Among the poll participants who had voted no on Proposition 1, three-fourths cited “no cost control” and “cost too much” as major factors. However, only 5 percent of all those polled could accurately guess that the price fell somewhere between $10 billion and $100 billion. Most couldn’t say what it would have cost them personally (roughly $200 to $300 a year, for an average household.)
Also interesting is that MVETs and gas taxes are viewed more favorably than sales taxes.
There are some differences here with the Sierra Club’s poll from a few weeks ago, but the overall point still applies: people. want. transit. They just don’t really want to pay for it.