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Questions - High Speed Train - February 10-11, 2011

Just 33% Want Amtrak Subsidies to Continue

41% Favor High-Speed Rail Plan, 46% Oppose

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
February 10-11, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news reports about plans to promote a national high-speed train network in the United States?

2* A proposal has been made for the federal government to spend $53 billion to help build a national network of high-speed trains connecting several major U.S. cities. Do you favor or oppose plans for the federal government to help build a high-speed train network?

3* The federal government controls Amtrak which operates passenger rail service in the United States. Last year, the government gave Amtrak nearly $3 billion in subsidies and grants to finance its operations. Should the federal government continue providing subsidies and grants to Amtrak or stop providing subsidies and grants?

4* At this time, does the federal government need to spend more money on   infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, and trains?

5* Which will do more to create jobs – a government plan to promote a high-speed train network or cutting government spending?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence