LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new poll says a large majority of
Kentucky residents want a chance to vote on whether casino gambling
should be legalized in the state, but support for casinos is not so
The Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll found that 78 percent of the
812 Kentucky adults surveyed favor putting a constitutional
amendment on the ballot to let voters make the choice, while 16
percent oppose such a vote.
The poll showed that 48 percent favor casinos, compared with 42
percent opposed and eleven percent undecided. The margin of error
is three-point-four percentage points.
The issue has become a central one in this year's governor's
race, with Democratic nominee Steve Beshear supporting putting the
issue on the ballot and incumbent Republican Governor Fletcher
opposing casino gambling.
A Lexington Herald-Leader/Action News 36 Election Poll conducted
earlier found that 82 percent of Kentuckians want to vote on the
issue, eleven percent oppose such a vote and seven percent are not
sure. It also found that 48 percent of likely voters oppose
casinos, compared with 42 percent who support them. Ten percent
were not sure.
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