Gas tax increase gaining support in New Jersey

April, 21 2015

Newsworks

By Phil Gregory

For the first time, voter support for a gas tax increase in New Jersey exceeds opposition to the idea.

Fifty percent of New Jersey voters surveyed by Quinnipiac University now say they favor a gas tax hike while 47 percent don’t want it.That’s quite a reversal from the 62 percent who opposed it in January, said pollster Maurice Carroll.

Warnings from politicians about the need to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund, which finances road and mass transit improvements throughout the state, are making a difference, he said.

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