Americans have a wide range of preferences on how to pay for infrastructure improvements.
A new poll finds six in 10 Americans think the economic benefits of good highways, railroads and airports outweigh the cost to taxpayers.
At the same time though, the Associated Press-GfK poll finds scant support for some of the most frequently discussed options for paying for construction of new roads or the upkeep of existing ones.
Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed oppose raising federal gasoline taxes.
And by a better than 2-to-1 margin, Americans oppose having private companies fund construction in exchange for toll fees.