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Apr 27 2011

Should Gambling be Legalized in Texas?

category: Issue Polls,Texas Polls author:

There is a major struggle over whether some form of gambling should be legalized in Texas during this legislative session.  We decided to ask a simple  question to get a feel for how Texas voters are thinking about the issue

Poll Date: 4/18-4./21, 2011
Poll Method: Direct Email (53%), Automated phone calls (47%)
Poll Sample: 510 likely Texas voters of all parties
Margin of Error: +/- 3.4%

Question: With a substantial revenue shortfall and estimates of state tax revenue from legalized gambling as high as $2 billion a year, should the Texas legislature act to legalize gambling during the current legislative session?

No.  Texas does not need gambling of any kind -18%

Yes.  But limit new gambling to slot machines at racetracks and bingo parlors. – 11%

Yes.  Allow casino-style gambling at racetracks and on indian land. – 63%

Unsure or no opinion. – 8%

This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. Azimuth Research Group is a non-partisan polling company.


One Response to “Should Gambling be Legalized in Texas?”

  1. witsml says:

    Wow I figured legalization would have support, but this is huge.