How would you vote if the constitutional amendment specifically limited casinos to horse racetracks where gaming already occurs? Would you vote: Yes 46.2% No 52.5% Depends 0.9%
How would you vote if it specifically limited casinos to existing horse racetracks AND guaranteed that a portion of the revenue generated would go to public education, health care, local governments and the environment. If this were the constitutional amendment you were voting on, would you vote: Yes 65.2% No 32.9% Depends 1.5%
Let's say the amendment allowed no more that 9 casinos throughout Kentucky, but didn't limit them to just being at racetracks. Some of the 9 might be at racetracks, while others would be elsewhere. If this were the amendment AND it also guaranteed that a portion of the revenue went to the things I mentioned earlier "education, health care, local governments and the environment" would you vote: Yes 63.1% No 35.2% Depends 1.5% "Our message is resonating throughout the state," said Navolio. "We see evidence that people understand that racetracks only‚ cuts down on the issue of proliferation, which is why it edges out expansion to include non-track locations. But the greater message is that dedicated revenue makes this a winnable issue in every corner of the state from the Second Congressional District where support is the lowest (57.2 %) to the Third District in Louisville where support is the highest (72.9%). "Another thing that is clear is that people want a voice and a vote on the issue. We have argued that from day one. It's part of the eight-point rationale our board adopted back in September and that message is hitting home," said Navolio. "Yet some of the more vocal critics are going to great lengths to keep the issue off the ballot even calling it irresponsible leadership if legislators allowed it to be voted on. Based on these results, our message moving forward I 'What do they have to hide? Let the people decide.' " The survey of 801 voters has a maximum margin of error of + 3.5 % points at the 95 % confidence level. A copy of results related to the casino gaming questions can be seen at www.horseswork.com.