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Maryland residents reject gas tax hikes, support wind power in Washington Post poll

Poll Questions

Q: Would you favor or oppose a new 3 percent sales tax on gasoline, if the money were used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation?

Q: Would you favor or oppose raising Maryland's overall sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, if the money were used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation?

Q: Would you favor or oppose giving counties the option of charging an additional 5-cent per gallon gasoline tax, if the money were used for transportation projects such as roads, traffic management or public transportation?

Q: Would you favor or oppose leasing the Inter-county Connector and other roads to private companies, if the money were used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation?

Q: How big a problem is traffic congestion in your area? Would you say a major problem, minor problem, or not a problem?

Q: One proposal aimed at meeting the state's renewable energy goals is to fund new off-shore wind-power facilities, which would be paid for by raising monthly electricity bills by about one dollar and fifty cents for the average Marylander and higher bills for businesses. Would you support or oppose such a plan for wind power in the state?

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