Poll indicates Missouri sports betting referendum would be close

Poll indicates Missouri sports betting referendum would be close

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  • Joey Schneider, KTVI-TV
June 24, 2024 8:10 PM

After years of setbacks in the Missouri legislature, a sports betting initiative appears bound for state ballots this fall.

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Would Missouri voters approve the foundation for sports betting? New poll results show it could be a close call.

A new Emerson College Polling/The Hill poll conducted in Missouri indicates that 38.3% of prospective voters would support a measure for sports betting, while 35.4% would turn it down. Another 26.3% of poll respondents are undecided about whether or not to support a sports balloting measure.

“There are some pluralities here who support sports betting. If it were on the ballot, they would vote to pass it today…” states Emerson College Senior Polling Director, Matt Taglia.