NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new poll released Tuesday showed that a majority of Nashville taxpayers oppose the proposed 13-percent tax increase that is part of Mayor Karl Dean's budget.
The Beacon Center of Tennessee said their poll found 68 percent of likely voters are against the measure, while 21 percent support it.
Hill Research Consultants polled 403 likely voters from June 5-7 in Nashville, with a margin of error of 4.9 percent. The Beacon Center said special care was taken to ensure that geographic, party affiliation, and demographic divisions of the actual electorate are properly represented in the results of the poll.
Mayor Dean has proposed a 53-cent property tax increase to help fund the city's $1.7 billion operating budget. The money would go to improve schools, beef up the police department, and even fix roads.
The full poll report, including additional questions about the proposed budget and tax plan, as well as voters' attitudes toward Metro Council members' performance, will be released Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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