Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poll Shows Video Poker OK

New data from a Quinnipiac University poll shows Pennsylvania residents strongly support some of Governor Rendell's budget proposals, but reject others. The poll shows nearly 7 in 10 Pennsylvanians are against letting county governments impose a one percent sales tax. But by the same margin, commonwealth residents support the legalization of video poker machines. PA Governor Ed Rendell's spokesman, Chuck Ardo, says that's an indication that opponents of video poker are on the wrong side of the issue. Republican Doug Reichley says he's in favor of providing college tuition breaks and helping bars and social clubs, but argues Rendell is misrepresenting the issue. He says Rendell somehow wants people to believe video poker is not gambling. The same poll found 67 percent of Pennsylvanians would support a ten-cent per pack increase on cigarettes.

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