Poll shows lack of support of higher taxes for roads

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The number of Wisconsin voters who want to keep and improve the Affordable Care Act was twice as high as the number who want the law repealed and replaced in the latest poll by Marquette University Law School. In Milwaukee, Trump scored just 14 percent approval. Those who disapproved of the job he's doing increased, though, from 47 percent to 51 percent.

Trump received his strongest support in the Green Bay media market, with 51 percent approval and 40 percent disapproval. with 47 percent approval and 43 percent disapproval, In the northern and western portions of the state, combining the La Crosse/Eau Claire, Wausau, Minneapolis-St.

Additionally, 61 percent of respondents said they do not think Trump shows good judgment, while 34 percent said he did. Tammy Baldwin, with 38 percent viewing her favorably and 38 percent viewing her unfavorably while another 23 percent said they had no opinion.

Trump won Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to carry the state since 1984. His approval rating was 45 percent in March and 42 percent in late October. But Republicans who control the Legislature have been unable to reach a deal on the spending plan, primarily over a disagreement over how to pay for road construction and fix.

The Marquette University Law School poll shows support for paying higher taxes to support K-12 schools and health care, but not to finance road construction and fix.

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the benchmark that professional investors follow, likewise wasn't changed much either. They forecast US economic growth of 2.2 percent in 2017, an increase from the previous projection in March .

Of those who named K-12 schools as their priority, 75 percent said they'd be willing to pay more in taxes. Of those who named health, 59 percent said they'd pay more in taxes.

But for those who named roads as their priority, 46 percent said they'd pay more in taxes.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who has been pushing for higher taxes or fees as part of a road-funding solution, said the numbers back up his argument against additional borrowing.

The poll was conducted June 22-25 and included 800 registered voters with a margin of error of +/-4.5 percentage points. Two percent of Democrats favor repeal and replace, and 2 percent would repeal and not replace, while 19 percent of independents favor repeal and replace and 10 percent of independents want to see the law repealed and not replaced. Fifty-one percent disapprove and 7 percent did not know whether they approve or not.

- 39 percent had a favorable view of Republican Sen.

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