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Internal Poll Shows "2/3s Tax Proposal" May Be in Trouble


An internal poll shows the so called "Two-Thirds Tax Proposal" may be in trouble. Turns out, there are more no votes than yes.

You would think the voters would be flocking to this proposal in that it makes it very difficult for lawmakers to increase your taxes. In the Senate, for example, it takes 20 votes to pass a tax. Under this ballot plan, it would require 26. The governor and a broad coalition is trying to kill this, including labor and business, and it appears to be working.

Here's how the numbers shake out:

Two-Thirds Ballot Question:

  • 36% Yes
  • 40% No
  • 24% Undecided

Negative aspects to the proposal:

  • 24% Yes
  • 52% No
  • 24% Undecided

The opponents are telling voters this plan leads to minority rule in the legislature, but in a way, the opponents are railing against Matt Moroun, the millionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge, who is bankrolling the yes vote on this plan.

Charlie Owns is pro-tax plans and is splitting from other business groups which oppose the amendment. He says his members want to make it tougher to raise taxes.


Here's what the opponents fear the most, if Moroun spends money on TV ads promoting a yes vote, the polling numbers could change. So far, he has not, but that could change, too.

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