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Poll: Majority of voters support a casino for Narragansetts
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(Providence-AP) -- A narrow majority of voters would support a casino for the Narragansett Indians, according to a new poll by Brown University researchers.

Fifty-one percent of registered voters who responded statewide say they�d approve a tribe casino in West Warwick, if asked to vote today. Thirty-five percent say they�d oppose it and 14 percent say they�re unsure.

The tribe has been seeking approval for the casino in the town.

But it has been unable to get the question on a statewide ballot.

Voters must approve any casino.

Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas says the tribe will again ask the General Assembly to put a question specific to the Narragansettsďż˝ project on the ballot.

The telephone survey of 367 registered voters was conducted September 13th to 15th. It follows the indictment of two people connected to the Lincoln Park gambling facility on charges they conspired to bribe a lawyer to kill political support for the tribe�s project.

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus five percent.


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