In the Carroll Poll, a public opinion survey out last week, we asked registered voters across the city of Albuquerque about their feelings about ART, or the Albuquerque Rapid Transit proposal.
The $119 million project will provide better mass transit and more pedestrian-friendly city streets, according to the backers of the proposal, or more congestion, construction woes, and fewer customers for businesses along Central Avenue, according to opponents of the plan. We did our Carroll Poll to get the sentiments of the voters. Here’s what they said, in a 421 sample poll over July 2-3rd.
• 87.5% knew about the proposed plan, a remarkably high number.
• 28% supported ART, while 56% opposed it.
• 42% said they will not go to the area during construction, 35% said they will.
• 22% said they will use ART when it’s done, 68% said they won’t.
• 25% said ART would benefit the economy, 57% said it wouldn’t.
• 78% said it should go to the voters for approval, 12% said it shouldn’t.
The Carroll Poll takes the pulse of the voters in an independent, non-partisan way. Stay tuned for more Carroll Polls in the months to come.