SMART tax opponents’ poll shows measure failing

By Will Houston : marinij – excerpt

Newly released poll results by opponents of SMART’s sales tax extension ballot measure show the measure failing to meet the two-thirds voter approval required to pass.

When asked by the Baselice & Associates firm in Austin, Texas, if they would support the 30-year extension of SMART’s existing quarter-cent sales tax under Measure I, Sonoma voters split at 63% yes and 31% no, and Marin County voters were divided at 61% for and 32% against, according to the firm.

When more information about the measure was presented to the 601 polled voters, support dropped to 43% and opposition grew to 49% in Sonoma. In Marin, support declined to 46% and opposition…(more)


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