Beshear Reaffirms Push For KY Casino Vote

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Dec. 27 reaffirmed his efforts to push for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in 2012, citing results of a survey on the topic.

A statewide poll of 612 Kentucky voters was done by the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group Dec. 12-14. The survey was commissioned by “various Kentucky horse racing interests” and reported in a joint release from Churchill Downs and Keeneland, two Kentucky racetracks.

The poll found that 87% of those polled favor the Kentucky General Assembly passing legislation that would authorize a constitutional amendment on casino gambling, and that 61% would vote in favor of the measure. Officials said the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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