Public Opinion

POLL RESULTS

Public Opinion Strategies

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  • 77% would or could favor adding slot machines at racetracks as a revenue generating solution as opposed to raising taxes or cutting programs
  • 62% support the overall gaming solution like the one laid out in SB 1739.
    • 70% of Collar County voters support the bill
    • 68% of Northern Illinois voters support the bill
    • 61% of Southern Illinois voters support the bill
    • 60% of Cook County voters support the bill
    • 54% of Central Illinois voters support the bill
  • 68% favor adding slots to the state’s six existing racetracks.
  • 69% support increasing the number of slot machines on Illinois riverboats.
  • 62% support a land-based casino in Chicago.
  • 76% favored slots vs. only 16% for annual subsidies.

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

  • 56.8%: support Illinois gambling expansion
  • October 2011

Better Government Association

  • 79% favor Illinois gambling expansion
  • 74% favor a Chicago casino
  • July 2011

Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV

  • 50% support gambling expansion
  • February, 2012

National Pollster Peter D. Hart

  • 85% think gambling is acceptable for themselves or others
  • 60% think casinos are very or somewhat important to tourism industry
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  • 58% have a “very favorable impression of Arlington Park”
  • 77% support addition of slots at Arlington Park

 

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