Voters aren’t paying much attention to the president’s plan for building a high-speed rail system, but there is a huge partisan gap in perceptions of the plan.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that, overall, 41% of Likely Voters favor the plan and 46% are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democrats like the plan. However, 62% of Republicans and 55% of unaffiliated voters are opposed.
Upper-income Americans are more supportive of the high-speed rail plan than those who earn less than $60,000 annually.
By a 57% to 28% margin, voters believe that cutting government spending would do more to create jobs than building a high-speed rail network.
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