NEW YORK STATE -- The Siena Research Institute released its latest poll regarding casino gaming in New York State.
According to the poll, New Yorkers are divided. It found 46 percent of New Yorkers are in favor of a state amendment to allow non-Indian, Las Vegas style casinos to be built in New York. Forty-six percent of people oppose the plan.
However, 55 percent of the people polled said they would approve the amendment based on specific wording that reads, "allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York for the legislated purposes of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated."
The poll also revealed a decline in Governor Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating. Cuomo's favorability is now at 50 percent, compared to 52 percent in August.
Wording is key when it comes to casinos according to a New Siena poll released Monday. When pollsters asked voters whether they support the plan, they were split. But when given the specific wording of the ballot measure, a majority said they'd support it. Siena pollster Steve Greenberg helps us make sense of the numbers.
YNN: Siena Poll: New Yorkers divided on casino gaming
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