Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #12606

Geography Surveyed: King Snohomish Pierce
Data Collected: 09/10/2007
Release Date: 09/11/2007 9:40 AM ET
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 adults from King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties for this exclusive KING 5 News Poll. 513 identified themselves as being registered to vote in the state of Washington and were asked the questions which follow.

Tracking: Some questions in this poll are taken verbatim from a similar poll conducted 05/31/07; some are slightly modified, and others are new. While comparisons between the two polls can be drawn, the first poll was conducted of all adults and this poll was conducted of registered voters, which makes direct tracking impossible.

1
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Is your opinion of Sound Transit favorable, unfavorable, neutral, or are you unfamiliar with Sound Transit?

45% Favorable
23% Unfavorable
22% Neutral
10% Unfamiliar

2
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

What is your opinion of the Washington State Department of Transportation?

28% Favorable
33% Unfavorable
34% Neutral
5% Unfamiliar

3
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Would you support or oppose raising the sales tax by point-five percent to pay for proposed 50-mile extension of Sound Transit light rail?

37% Support
56% Oppose
6% Not Sure

4
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.2%

Would you support? Or would you oppose? Creating a car license tab excise tax of $80 on every $10,000 of a car's value, in order to pay for improvements in state highways, bridges and local roads?

30% Support
65% Oppose
5% Not Sure

5
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.2%

In 1996, voters approved light rail, commuter rail, regional buses and H-O-V lanes. The measure led to the creation of Sound Transit and included a point-four percent increase in the sales tax and a vehicle license tab excise tax of $30 on every $10,000 of a vehicle's value. Do you feel you got your money's worth from this package?

20% Yes
64% No
16% Not Sure

6
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.2%

Sound Transit is building a light rail system from downtown Seattle, south through the Rainier Valley, to Sea-Tac Airport. How often do you anticipate using this light rail system?

3% Once a Week
4% Couple Of Times a Month
20% Few Times a Year
67% Less Often
6% Not Sure

7
  Asked of 513 registered WA voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Sound Transit is proposing a light rail extension across I-90 to Bellevue and Redmond, as well as an extension north to Lynnwood and south to Tacoma. If this system were built, how often would you anticipate using it?

12% Once a Week
11% Couple Of Times a Month
27% Few Times a Year
45% Less Often
5% Not Sure

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