Poll: Support wavering slightly for sports betting in New Jersey

A poll released Wednesday shows New Jersey residents are straddling the fence when it comes to the legal battle to bring sports betting to the state.

The poll by Farleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind shows 37 percent of registered voters think New Jersey's appeal is warranted while 34 percent want New Jersey to wait until federal law is changed before trying to implement sports betting there. Twenty-two percent are undecided and seven percent said the state should do neither choice. 

While that's all well and good for the 34 percent who want to wait until federal law is changed, it would be a little like waiting for a fish to bite your hook without any bait.

If nobody pushes this law, it's never going to be a priority for federal regulators and politicians to change it.

Delaware already tried to change PASPA in 2009 - the 1992 law that prohibits sports wagering in all but four states - and was unsuccessful. And Delaware was one of the four states exempt under PASPA, but is only allowed to offer parlay bets in the state.    

The poll is a bit of a surprise, however, considering 58 percent voted in favor of sports betting in New Jersey in July of last year. According to this most recent poll, only 55 percent support it now.

New Jersey's next move is likely to file for an en banc rehearing of the case in the Third circuit court. Judges ruled 2-1 in favor of the NCAA and the major pro sports leagues last month and the state now has until Nov. 1 to file and be heard in front of the court's entire panel of 12 judges.

The Farleigh Dickinson poll ran from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 using a sample of 702 registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points.

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Posted by rp-rt
1 year ago

I posted above about how organized crime owns sports betting in the United States. Here is a link to an article about the JFK assassination that shows how much hidden power organized crime has over our government. So you shouldn't be surprised that nobody in the government wants to be seen as the one pulling the plug on the sports betting ban in the United States. http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/ken_braun_evidence_in_the_jfk.html#incart_river#incart_opinion
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Posted by budwiser
1 year ago

I just move on/pretend like nothing happened. In the past.
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Posted by rp-rt
1 year ago

The reduced numbers are because people are beginning to realize that money is being wasted fighting a losing battle. The feds have given sports betting to organized crime and they are not allowed to change the rules.
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Posted by iamnomad
1 year ago

bet, no pun intended, the reduced numbers have something to do with the Giants playing so poorly...
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Posted by budwiser
1 year ago

"I just move on/pretend like nothing happened. In the past."