Poll: Most Hoosiers like the new 10-cent gas tax

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A recent poll indicates most Indiana residents approve of a 10-cent fuel tax increase that went into effect in July.

Ball State University’s annual Hoosier Survey finds about 57 percent of survey participants approve, while about 38 percent disapprove of the hike.

The tax increase was passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb this spring. It was part of a package of tax and fee increases that pumped money into infrastructure spending.

The poll surveyed 600 adults in Indiana by phone between Oct. 2 and 15. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.3 percent.

The poll’s findings come amid a public relations blitz by Holcomb, who has touted new projects during appearances around the state.

2 COMMENTS

  1. You sure as heck didn’t poll Allen County on that issue. NO ONE here wanted it, likes it, or appreciates piling wheel taxes from City and County on top of it.

    This poll is shaded and paid for by the ones who benefit from it – NOT the ones who bear its burden, including the low income and disabled among us.

  2. Something dos’nt pass the smell test here, I wonder if someone said no to a question would that have been a yes?
    the thing about surveys, they most certainly can be skude to what ever is needed, and Ball State neck deep in state funding well draw your own conclusion. I m calling it Brown soupy matter discharged from the anus of a Male Cow.

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