Three of every four Americans support paying for Hurricane Katrina and Wilma recovery by transferring “items from the recent highway funding bill not directly related to road construction,” according to the latest George Washington University Battleground 2006 Survey.

Transferring the pork from the highway bill was chosen by 73 percent of 1,000 registered likely voters interviewed Oct. 9-12, with a margin of error of 3.1 percent. The Battleground 2006 survey is a joint effort on behalf of the university by The Tarrance Group and Lake, Snell, Perry, Mermin, and Associates. The former is a Republican firm and the latter is a Democrat firm.

Can’t say I’m surprised.

UPDATE: On the other hand, Tim Chapman has published an internal Senate email that illustrates what we’re up against.