Poll: Georgia voters support casino gambling

Georgia lawmakers are locked in a perennial debate over a measure to legalize casino gambling. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

A Georgia College & State University poll is giving casino supporters some reason to cheer.

The school’s State of the State Poll found 58 percent of Georgia voters support casino gambling. It’s a debate sure to be revived next year as lawmakers consider a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos and funnel some of the proceeds to the HOPE scholarship.

Among the other findings:

— About 55 percent of Georgians said they were not satisfied with public education and the same proportion said they’d be willing to invest more money to improve the system.

— About half of Georgians back legalized same-sex marriage, and three in four favor legalizing medical marijuana.

— Gov. Nathan Deal’s 52 percent approval rating was slightly higher than last year, while approval ratings for Sen. Johnny Isakson (43 percent) and Sen. David Perdue (46 percent) dropped. Only one in three voters gave the Georgia Legislature a favorable review.

— About 61 percent of voters strongly oppose the campus carry legislation that allows college students to carry concealed guns on public campuses.

Insider’s note: This item was ripped from the Daily Jolt.

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Jamesr1991
Jamesr1991

Ya'll stop the worrying the Legislature knows what best for you.

Lexi3
Lexi3

Atlantic City voters once supported it in NJ. Ask now they've experienced the bounty.


"Willing to invest more money" invariably means someone else's money.

Sofia_..
Sofia_..

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foxdog
foxdog

Need to legalize para-mutual betting. Let the horses and doggies run!!

Sethian
Sethian

Journalists, of course, poll lower than any of those groups or individuals.


Lexi3
Lexi3

@Sethian "Journalists," a.k.a. propagandists for the cause, earned the "respect" heaped on them.