BY JIM MILLER
Published: 04 July 2012 11:30 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats in the Legislature could deal a mortal blow to the governor’s tax-increase initiative if they follow through on plans to appropriate billions of dollars for a high-speed rail system, a new survey suggests.
Fifty-four percent of likely November voters support Brown’s measure to temporarily raise the sales tax and increase income taxes on high earners, according to today’s Field Poll. Thirty-eight percent oppose it and 8 percent are undecided.