Tollways Poll Was Flawed

In regard to the Feb. 24 Times article on new tollways being acceptable to the majority of Orange County residents, I see your poll as being inadequate. Conduct of such a poll should include the interviews of thousands of local residents.

The benefits that the tollways would provide should be weighed against the monetary cost, destruction of existing wildlife habitat, increased air pollution and increased population pressures that would result from the tollways' growth-inducing impacts. A more honest poll is needed.

GORDON B. RUSER, Santa Ana

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