Long after the defeat of Measure J in November, pundits continue to figure out what went wrong. The Los Angeles Times performed its own analysis and concluded that opposition from traditionally anti-tax South Bay voters was largely responsible for the defeat. However, support from South Bay voters eroded considerably since Measure R was approved in 2008, which among other things funds a Green Line extension to Torrance. Support also soured in communities with a high number of fiscally conservative voters. Despite this setback, state lawmakers continue to press for a lower threshold on transportation taxes.