New Jersey

Do You Support New Jersey's Proposed Gas Tax Hike Going Toward Transportation Funding?

A new poll shows a slight majority of New Jerseyans support a proposed constitutional amendment to dedicate gas taxes to the state's transportation trust fund.

But Monday's Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind poll also shows support lessening for plans to expand casinos beyond Atlantic City.

The poll found 51 percent of registered voters surveyed support the gas tax amendment, while 34 percent are opposed. That's virtually unchanged from a poll taken in January.

But 57 percent of respondents oppose casino expansion, while 35 percent support it. In January, the same poll found 50 percent were opposed and 42 percent in favor.

Both proposals will be on the November ballot.

The telephone poll of 712 registered voters conducted from June 22-26 has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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