- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey voters want to see transit improvements like a new tunnel for trains to New York. They just don’t want to pay for it.

A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University Poll out Wednesday finds 53 percent of registered voters surveyed support building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

But 58 percent oppose hiking the gasoline tax to finance road and mass transit improvements.

Still, the idea is more popular than it was in August when 63 percent opposed it.

New Jersey’s transportation trust fund is on the verge of bankruptcy. Lawmakers have been meeting to find a solution.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has said all options are on the table.

The poll of 1,340 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.


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