Despite opposition among business groups and in the Legislature, the public widely supports the margins tax, according to a new poll by the Retailers Association of Nevada.
The survey, by well-known national pollster Glen Bolger, was conducted February 16-18, 2013, among 500 likely voters, with 125 cell phone interviews, and has a margin of error of +4.38%.
Among the findings, which crossed a wide spectrum of issues (and you can see details in the attachment here):
Margins tax: 58-39, support (but people are divided about the salutary impact vs. loss of jobs--see details in attachment)
Appeals court: 48-42, support
Minimum wage increase: 47-49
73 percent support education reforms -- class-size reducation gets the most votes (38 percent)
Legalize marijuana: 56-42
Drug-testing welfare recipients: 75-24 (James Settelmeyer's bill)
Get rid of ban on gay marriage: 54-43
Voters. by large margins, support employer verification, letting DREAMers stay. But they oppose giving dirver's licenses to undocumented immigrants
51% say no changes to gun laws here
Online gaming legal: 47-45
Not much change in the tax system or more taxes, but people are optimistic. See attached for details.