By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA
Voters in key swing districts of 2020 battleground states overwhelmingly support a robust federal infrastructure plan, according to a new poll.
The survey found 91 percent of 1,505 likely voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas support increasing investment over the next decade to rebuild and modernize America’s infrastructure. The support was consistent across demographic groups, including rural and suburban voters, and particularly high among suburban women.
The poll was conducted July 26-Aug. 6. for Build Together, a non-partisan group that supports federal infrastructure investment. The findings mirror the results of a nationwide poll commissioned in January by ARTBA and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). It found 90 percent of likely voters believe the Democratic leadership and President Donald Trump should work together to pass infrastructure legislation.
In both polls, infrastructure included not only roads, bridges, and public transportation, but also water systems and the power grid.