More than half of those polled by the University of Arkansas in a recent telephone survey of 800 "very likely" voters favor a proposed sales tax increase to support $1.3 billion of state highway revenue bonds.

The 14th annual Arkansas Poll conducted by Issues & Answers Network found that 53% of state residents surveyed in mid-October favored the 10-year, 0.5% sales tax increase while 42% are opposed.

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