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Ask Alabama poll shows majority still backs lottery, gaming for revenues

AUBURN – Despite the controversies swirling around the gambling issue in Alabama, a recent Ask Alabama poll conducted by Auburn University shows that most Alabama adults support a lottery and video gaming to increase state revenues to balance the budget and fund education. Results show that 68 percent support a lottery and 60 percent back video gaming for education funding.

The poll repeated questions asked by Auburn University pollsters in a 2005 Ask Alabama Poll and the results are virtually identical. The lottery garnered 68 percent support in the latest poll, two points above the 2005 poll result. Video gaming support stands at 60 percent, down from 61 percent in 2005.

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