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Times/Bay News 9 poll: I-4 voters disagree with Gov. Rick Scott's decision to cancel high-speed rail



A majority of I-4 corridor voters did not like Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to cancel plans for a high-speed rail line that would have linked Tampa and Orlando, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Central Florida 13 poll.

Fifty-one percent said Scott should not have rejected $2.4 billion in federal money to construct the rail line, compared to 39 percent who supported Scott's decision and 10 percent who were unsure.

Scott said the project would cost state taxpayers too much over the long term.

Meanwhile, Scott himself remains relatively unpopular, with 48 percent of I-4 voters disapproving of his job performance, compared to 42 percent who approve of his work.

There is a glimmer of hope for the governor: Central Florida voters narrowly approved of Scott's job performance, 45 percent to 43 percent.

Story here.

[Last modified: Monday, October 29, 2012 10:06am]


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