More than three-fifths of registered voters — 61 percent — oppose a state transportation department proposal that includes an increase in the gasoline tax and other revenue raising items.
Those findings come in the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard, a quarterly poll of Wisconsin residents conducted by the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research in cooperation with WisBusiness.com and Milwaukee Public Radio.
The poll also asked about a proposed Menominee tribal casino in Kenosha. Wisconsin voters are now split on the issue; 48 percent say Gov. Scott Walker should approve the plan, while 44 percent say he should block it. Opposition to the casino has increased significantly since December of 2013, when 32 percent opposed the new casino.
Looking at the broader economy, a slight majority of Wisconsin residents (55 percent) now evaluate their personal financial circumstances in positive terms, but net evaluations of the wider state economy remain negative; 63 percent say Wisconsin’s overall recent economic performance is “fair” or “poor”.
The poll of 429 Wisconsin residents was conducted from Dec. 1-4 and has a margin of error of 4.7 percent. The registered voter questions come from a subset of 397 respondents and have a margin of error of 4.9 percent.