04/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Even With Severe Budget Gap Voters Oppose Tax Hikes, Politicians Behind Them: Poll

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois voters largely oppose raising taxes to balance the state's budget or improve roads and say they will vote out lawmakers who support tax hikes, a newly released poll finds.

One quarter of those polled said they would support raising the state's 3 percent income tax to help close an estimated $9 billion budget hole.

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