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Poll: Ohio voters back slots plan, casino proposal
Dayton Business Journal,
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 11:59:18 AM
Past attempts at the polls haven't proven Ohio to be a gambling-friendly state, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University shows a majority of Ohio voters supports the latest proposal heading to the ballot as well as the state's plan to install video slot machines at race tracks.
The poll, which surveyed 1,074 Ohio voters from Sept. 10-13, found 58 percent of those polled supported a $1 billion proposal to build casinos at four Ohio cities, including Columbus, that's headed for the ballot in November. That's down from 61 percent support in July.
At the same time, six in 10 surveyed voters backed the state's plan to install up to 17,500 video slot machines at seven race tracks to help plug a budget hole.
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