Mason-Dixon Poll

A new Mason-Dixon poll shows a majority of respondents are in favor of the governor's proposal to raise the state tax on cigarettes

The poll was conducted on behalf of several Virginia news organizations, and its findings appear today in several Virginia newspapers. It shows that 69-percent surveyed support raising the cigarette tax on cigarettes from 2.5-cents to 25 cents per pack.

Regarding Governor Mark Warner's overall tax reform plan, 56-percent said they would support it, 31-percent opposed it, and 13-percent were undecided.

Governor Warner remains popular, with 57-percent rating his performance as excellent or good, up three percentage points from a Mason-Dixon poll last fall.

The poll of about 600 registered voters was conducted Wednesday through Friday, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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