They are split, according to a new survey by veteran pollster Stuart Elway, but they narrowly disagree with Inslee.
The Washington Realtors, which opposes extending the 2010 “temporary” increase in business-and-occupation tax rates, commissioned the poll question that was asked Jan. 24-31. Its finding: 49 percent said it would be a tax increase to extend the higher rates. Another 42 percent said it would not, while 9 percent had no opinion.
Elway said the group viewing it as a tax increase make up a statistically-significant plurality of voters, but not a majority.
“We’re as split on these questions as we always seem to …