More than two-thirds of Cache County residents believe it is important that their county have a public bus system, a new poll shows.

The poll, commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority, showed that 68 percent of the 404 residents contacted favor a bus system. Fifty-eight percent also said they have a favorable impression of UTA.County voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to become a part of the UTA bus system. The poll by Dan Jones & Associates said 60 percent of the respondents said they will vote for inclusion and a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund service.

The Cache County Council voted unanimously last March to request annexation into the system, and the UTA directors agreed in August to approve a public transit system for the county.

The poll, conducted Oct. 10, has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.