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WBUR Poll Reveals Mass. Appetite For Vices

On Feb. 25, Mohegan Sun CEO Mitchell Etess celebrates the passage of a referendum allowing the casino operator to move forward with its plan at Suffolk Downs in Revere. A new WBUR poll finds declining support for casinos in the state. (Elise Amendola/AP)

On Feb. 25, Mohegan Sun CEO Mitchell Etess celebrates the passage of a referendum allowing the casino operator to move forward with its plan at Suffolk Downs in Revere. A new WBUR poll finds declining support for casinos in the state. (Elise Amendola/AP)

A new poll from WBUR released Wednesday shows a dramatic swing in public opinion in Massachusetts about gambling and pot. According to the numbers, public support for casino gambling has dropped significantly in recent months, while support for legalizing marijuana has gained ground.

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David Scharfenberg, WBUR reporter. He tweets at @dscharfWBUR.

Clyde Barrow, professor of public policy at UMass Dartmouth.

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WBUR: Poll: Public Opinion In Mass. Shifts Rapidly On Casinos, Marijuana

  • “Public opinion on casinos and marijuana legalization is rapidly shifting in Massachusetts, according to a new WBUR poll.”

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