It seems like most Floridians are open to the possibility of destination casinos.
The poll, which was conducted by the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm, found that 57 percent of Florida voters would approve of expanding gambling as a revenue generator for the state, while 35 percent would vote against gambling expansion. The firm wrote in a memo that the poll showed gambling expansion had majority support "among voters of all ages and political affiliations, and a majority of both men and women."
Critics of casinos called the poll misleading, in which they cited their own 2012 poll in which voters were narrowly split in allowing destination casinos and preferred the issue to be put to a statewide vote.
No Casinos Inc., an Orlando based group who is fighting gambling expansion in Florida, told the Sentinel:
Floridians can count on the Las Vegas Sands, and other powerful casino interest to float bogus polls with specious wording to push a casino expansion they've long envisioned and that Florida voters have consistently rejected.
The key issue in the gambling expansion war is over so-called "destination" casino resorts, in which Sands and other big Vegas casino operators want to build in Florida, in particular South Florida.