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.