Poll Shows 60 Percent of Citizens Willing to Pay More to Fix Roads
An LE&A/Denno Research survey, released today, shows that Michigan voters support paying more money for roads.
According to a press release:
“When asked if more money should be spent on Michigan’s roads, 79 percent of likely Michigan voters said yes. When that 79 percent were asked, “Would you be willing to pay more in taxes and fees to fix Michigan’s roads?” 59 percent said they were willing to pay more in taxes and fees to support the investment. “
“Politically, everyone agrees that Michigan needs to spend more on roads, with 82 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of independents and 75 percent of Republicans agreeing,” said Dennis Denno, president of Denno Research.
“When respondents who were in favor of more spending on roads were asked if they would pay more in taxes and fees, there was little difference between Democrats and Republicans, with 61 percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 56 percent of Republicans saying yes,” Denno said. “What was surprising to us what they a majority of people who identified themselves as Republicans support paying more in taxes and fees to fix Michigan’s roads, which is markedly different than what is currently occurring in the state Legislature.”