A poll this week of 504 Pennsylvania residents shows that 95% of participants believe that the quality of the state's transportation is extremely, very, or somewhat important to the state's economy. Overall, 69% of those polled said that the state should increase its spending on roads, bridges, and highways, Republican pollster Frank Luntz said during a press conference with Gov. Edward Rendell Thursday on the survey.

The administration asked Luntz of the Word Doctors LLC and Jefrey Pollock, a Democratic pollster at Global Strategy Group, to conduct the transportation funding survey.

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