Most Virginia voters favor issuing municipal bonds over raising taxes to finance Gov. George Allen's proposed plan to abolish parole and build 27 new prisons in the state, according to a poll by the Richmond Times-Disptach.

But that's only when the respondents were presented with a head-on choice between the two options. The poll also asked simply whether respondents were willing to have the state borrow from the municipal bond market to fund the program; less than half said yes to that question.

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