Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #12853

Geography Surveyed: Sound Transit District
Data Collected: 10/20/2007 - 10/22/2007
Release Date: 10/23/2007 11:30 AM ET
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle

Transportation District Voters Split on Proposition 1, Roads & Transit Measure: 14 days till the voting window ends, transportation district voters are divided on Proposition 1, the Roads and Transit Measure, according to a SurveyUSA poll of the approximate transportation districts, conducted exclusively for KING-TV. In a survey that includes those who have already voted and those who are certain to vote before Election Day, 30% are certain to vote Yes, 32% are certain to vote No, and 37% are not yet certain how they will vote. These numbers are volatile and can be expected to change as the substantial "not certain" block makes up its mind over the next 2 weeks. The measure is effectively tied in King County, tied in Snohomish County and tied in Pierce County. Younger voters favor Proposition 1 by the tiniest margin. Older voters oppose Proposition 1, ever-so-slightly. 43% of those under age 50, and 45% of women, are not certain today how they will vote on Proposition 1. Republicans and Independents oppose the measure. Democrats support. Moderates split. Based on the data collected, and given the emotional tone of the debate, any outcome is possible when votes are counted.

Filtering: 1,000 adults who reside in the transportation district portions of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties were interviewed by SurveyUSA 10/20/07 through 10/22/07. Of them, 862 were registered to vote. Of the 862 registered, 93 told SurveyUSA they had already voted on Proposition 1. In total, 586 actual and likely voters were included in the survey, 16% of whom had already voted. 62% of likely voters are from King County. 21% of likely voters are from Pierce County. 18% of likely voters are from Snohomish County.

  Asked of 586 Likely and Actual Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.1 percentage points.

On Proposition 1, the Roads and Transit Measure, are you ? Certain to vote Yes? Certain to vote no? Or, are you not certain how you will vote on Proposition 1? {If respondent had already voted, question wording changed to be: "Did you vote Yes or No on Proposition 1, the Roads and Transit Measure?"}

30% Yes
32% No
37% Not Certain

  Asked of 829 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 3.5 percentage points.

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

38% Favorable
26% Unfavorable
29% Neutral
8% Unfamiliar

  Asked of 817 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 3.5 percentage points.

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

24% Favorable
34% Unfavorable
38% Neutral
3% Unfamiliar

  Asked of 773 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 3.5 percentage points.

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?

25% Yes
61% No
14% Not Sure

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