Issue 3: Poll shows the 57% of voters favor casinos
October 27, 2008
A new poll for Ohio's major newspapers shows Ohio voters favor Issue 3 by 57
percent to 39 percent, with 4 percent undecided. That compares to 59 percent for
and 38 percent last month. Both polls were conducted by the Institute of Policy
Research at the University of Cincinnati.
"The environment has never been this positive this late in the game," said Eric
Rademacher, co-founder othe polling service. "The poll shows there's a
possibility to close this, but like everything else, it depends on turnout
composition," he said. "Opponents will need to ramp up the opposition.
There's going to need to be a higher profile advertising effort on the 'no'
A majority of casino backers (53 percent) said the prospect of new jobs was the
most important reason for their supporting the issue.
Backers of the casino issue have spent about $32 million in promotional
advertising and outspent the opponents by about 6-to-1.
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