Should the Democrat-controlled state legislature pass more taxes on gas and deliveries to raise $500 million a year towards Gov. Polis’s 10-year transportation plan?
A new poll shows a majority of voters in the Denver metro area in Adams and Jefferson counties say no.
The poll by Public Opinion Strategies was paid for by Americans for Prosperity, and included Democrats, Republicans and independents in specific state Senate districts.
Lawmakers are calling the gas tax a gas fee to avoid a voter referendum on the question as required by the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TABOR).
Voters still said no.
Giving a thumbs down to a gas fee on deliveries were 87% Republicans, 62% unaffiliated voters and 59% of Democrats.
The poll also asked if respondents would be more likely or less likely to vote for a candidate for governor or state legislature if they supported a proposal for an additional fee on the purchase of a gallon of gas?
Here’s how those responses of 150 voters broke down by state Senate districts.
District 19, presented by Sen. Rachel Zenzinger of Arvada.
District 21, presented by Sen. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City.
District 22, presented by Sen. Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood.
District 24, presented by Sen. Faith Winter of Westminster.
SeDistrict 25, presented by Sen. Kevin Priola of Henderson.
It’s not surprising that Coloradans who are still suffering financially from Polis’s roller coaster business shutdowns aren’t willing to pay even more
This is all just business as usual for Democrats, who are offering to put hundreds of millions of handouts in the taxpayers’ pocket for COVID relief, while picking the other pocket for a tax hike.