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70 Percent Of Likely Mass. Voters Say Mass. Doesn't Spend Enough On Infrastructure

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A new WBUR poll (topline results, crosstabs) shows 70 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts think the state isn’t spending enough on infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, natural gas pipelines and the MBTA.

The survey was conducted soon after a series of gas explosions and fires affected thousands of residents in parts of the Merrimack Valley.

MassINC Polling Group president Steve Koczela joins WBUR to discuss.

Other findings:

  • A third of those polled rate roads, highways and bridges, and the MBTA as in poor shape. Forty-one percent of those polled said the same about natural gas pipelines.
  • Just 42 percent of those polled think the state should rely more on natural gas. That’s down from 50 percent who felt that way in 2015 and 66 percent in 2011.
(Courtesy of the MassINC Polling Group)
(Courtesy of the MassINC Polling Group)

This segment aired on September 26, 2018.

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