Poll: New Jersey voters oppose casino expansion

(AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

Registered voters surveyed are opposed to expanding casinos to northern New Jersey, while they’re divided about dedicating the gas tax to funding transportation projects.

Monday’s Fairleigh Dickinson Public Mind poll examines voters’ views of the Casino Expansion Amendment and Transportation Funding Amendment on November’s ballots.

Some 70 percent of registered voters questioned oppose expanding casinos to the northern part of the state. Twenty-four percent support the plan.

Respondents were less resistant to dedicating the gas tax to transportation projects. The survey found 46 percent in favor of the amendment compared to 39 percent opposed.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed rejected raising the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon, which will take effect Nov. 1.

The phone survey of 848 registered voters has a sampling effort of 3.6 percentage points.

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