Poll: Support Dips For California Bullet Train Project

A new poll shows that California voters have decidedly turned against the proposed $68 billion bullet train project that would connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.  

In the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey, 55 percent of voters say they want the bond issue, which was approved through a statewide referendum in 2008, placed back on the ballot.  Perhaps most distressing to proponents of the bullet train such as Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who has been pressuring the state legislature to green light construction on the project: 59 percent say they would now vote against it.  


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