According to a KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 75 percent of Minnesotans approve of the House GOP’s transportation plan, that would call for $750 million over four years with no new taxes. It would rely on money from the budget surplus, bonding and some unused funds in MnDOT accounts.
Governor Dayton’s $6 billion transportation plan did not receive as favorable results. According to the KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 51 percent of Minnesotans disapprove of the governor’s plan while 43 percent approve. In Dayton’s plan the funding would come from a sales tax on gasoline, higher license tab fees, and a higher metro-area general sales tax.
The poll is based on interviews with 600 Minnesota adults across the state between February 20 and February 24. It has a 4.4 percent margin of error.
The business community has concerns with Governor Dayton’s plans as many feel a tax on gas is not the solution.