Majority of SF voters still back Central Subway, according to new poll 

A new poll conducted this weekend at the behest of a group supporting the Central Subway project shows that a slight majority of San Francisco voters still back the $1.6 billion project, which has come under fire recently from local and federal lawmakers.

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In a poll of 500 San Francisco voters, 57 percent said they support the construction of Central Subway, while 32 percent said they opposed it. For that question, voters were asked if they support a “new underground public transit line that connects Chinatown and the downtown to the growing concentration of new housing and jobs South of Market.”

The margin was less yawning when voters were asked if they support or oppose City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s recent efforts to halt the construction of the project. When asked in that manner, 51 percent of the voters supported the project, while 29 percent opposed and 20 percent said they were not sure.

The telephone-based poll was conducted between September 9 – 11 by Public Policy Polling, a firm based out of North Carolina. The poll was sponsored by Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth, a coalition of business and labor groups that has voiced strong support for the Central Subway, which will extend Muni’s underground Metro service to Chinatown.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

 

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