Rasmussen — Just 15% Favor Higher Gas Tax To Fund More Transportation Projects

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 15% of adults favor raising the gas tax to help meet new transportation needs. Seventy-four percent (74%) oppose a gas tax hike.

Americans currently pay a federal tax of 18.4 cents on each gallon of gas. LaHood says current revenue from the tax, last raised in 1993, is not enough to meet the $500 billion in road, bridge and transit projects that Congress has in mind.

But 55% of Americans say it’s better to cut back on transportation projects than to raise the federal gas tax. Twenty-two percent (22%) prefer raising the tax instead of cutting back. Twenty-three percent (23%) aren’t sure.

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