It is not surprising that the results of a poll commissioned by a road building outfit that bills itself as a top “consultant to toll authorities” would produce pro-tolling results. Interestingly, another recent Rasmussen Reports poll contradicts those findings. That survey concluded two-thirds of Americans oppose a White House plan to toll existing interstates. Serious discussions about the complex and technical issues involved with transportation funding are more helpful in honestly informing Americans than simple polls. Nevertheless, the incontrovertible fact is that citizens and lawmakers in Virginia, North Carolina, and Missouri have balked at the prospect of putting tolls on existing interstate lanes. Those real world responses provide more valuable insight into the public’s rejection of tolls than any poll.
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