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Americans Say They Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Crumbling Roads

  • Both Democrats and Republicans would raise levy, poll finds
  • Trump has said he’d consider first increase since 1993
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Poll Finds Americans Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Roads

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and bridges in their own states.

Fifty-five percent of Americans in a Bloomberg National Poll say they would back an increase. The concept has bipartisan support, with majorities of Republicans (51 percent) and Democrats (67 percent) backing the idea.