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Poll shows divided opinions over NJ sports betting


According to a poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University, voters have divided opinions in regards to New Jersey’s legal battle to introduce sports wagering to Atlantic City. Opinions are almost equally divided with almost the same number of people voting agaist and in favour of New Jersey’s intent to appeal a recent ruling to the United States Supreme Court.

According to figures extrapolated from the poll, 37% of registered voters in the state believe that the appeal by the current Christie government is warranted. On the other hand, 34% of registered voters want New Jersey to stop the appeal until the law is changed on a federal level.

Krista Jenkins, director of PublicMind, the organization which ran the poll, said in a statement: “Given the inattention of voters on this issue, opinions either way are likely to be soft. And yet, it’s certainly notable that the gut reaction of the electorate is one of indecision and hesitancy.”