The transportation referendum known as TSPLOST is losing support among Republican voters and in areas inside I-285, according to a WSB-TV poll.
The poll, conducted July 11, found that only 33 percent of metro Atlantans overall support the referendum while 56 percent oppose the measure. Twelve percent remain undecided.
Voters in 10 metro counties, including Gwinnett, are being asked to approve a 1-percent sales tax that would collect more than $6 billion over the next 10 years for transportation and transit projects. Local governments would get an additional $1 billion for traffic improvements.
The WSB poll, based on 1,050 registered voters, showed the TSPLOST is losing support inside Fulton and DeKalb counties for the first time.
Also, the poll showed that just 20 percent of Republicans support the measure.
Outside I-285, 64 percent are opposed to the tax, the WSB poll said.
Suwanee and Gwinnett officials will hold a public information session on the TSPLOST on Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at Suwanee City Hall. Elected officials in Suwanee support the measure, as does Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
The poll comes as the pro-TSPLOST group Untie Atlanta has launched a new TV ad in support of the vote. (See the attached video.
Advance voting is under way in Suwanee and Gwinnett, with the official primary date on July 31.
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