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New survey shows decreased support for ST3

Moore Information’s recent survey asked voters in the Sound Transit District how they would vote again if given the chance.

When asked if they would approve the increased care tabs, sales tax, and property taxes for transit and light rail, 51 percent said they would vote no, 37 percent said yes, and 13 percent said they were unsure.

The survey found that Seattle area voters still approve of the ST3, with 51 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for the measure again. Back in November, 70 percept of Seattle voters approved the measure.

Older voters are more likely to oppose ST3, with 69 percent of those aged 55 to 64 and 61 percent of seniors over the age of 65 saying they would vote no.

Support is also split along party lines, with 70 percent of Republicans and only 31 percent of Democrats in opposition. A majority of Independents oppose ST3, with 58 percent saying they would vote no today.

The majority of voters who make under $50k/year also oppose ST3, with 57 percent surveyed saying they would vote no today.

Despite legislative efforts, an investigation by the Senate Law and Justice Committee, and general constituent frustration, ST3 appears here to stay.