Poll finds state voters oppose new gas tax

SEATTLE — A survey conducted by Seattle pollster Stuart Elway found that most voters in Washington oppose higher transportation taxes.

The poll found 72 percent opposed a higher gas tax and 62 percent opposed a car tab increase.

The Elway poll surveyed 412 registered voters between Feb. 28 and March 2.

The Seattle Times reported that the poll also found 70 percent of voters rate the state’s transportation system as satisfactory.

Senate Transportation Committee Co-chairman Curtis King of Yakima said the poll reinforces his belief there’s no need for higher transportation taxes this session.

House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island said the poll indicates raising those two taxes to fund a proposed $10 billion transportation package will be a “heavy lift.”

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