Poll: Prince George's Voters Support National Harbor Casino 2-to-1

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A new poll by OpinionWorks has found that registered voters in Prince George's County support County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's proposal for a $1 billion resort casino at National Harbor by a margin of 2-to-1.

The telephone poll, conducted by OpinionWorks on behalf of the Washington D.C. Building Trades Council, found similar levels of support across a variety of different voter groups, including African-Americans and residents who live in the legislative district that includes National Harbor. Prince George's voters who attend church at least once a week support a National Harbor casino 52 percent to 35 percent, according to the poll.

More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they believe that Prince George's voters should make the ultimate decision on whether a casino should be permitted in the county, regardless of whether they personally support or oppose a casino.

The survey of 601 Prince George’s registered voters living across the county, conducted Feb. 18 and 19, has a margin of error of no more than 4 percentage points. An additional 200 residents living in the General Assembly’s 26th Legislative District were also surveyed, bringing that district’s total to 298 interviews, with a margin of error of 5.7 percentage points.

Click here to read the entire poll memo and results.

As Maryland enters another election season, Center Maryland continues to welcome credible polling data from all interested parties, and pledges to share as much of the information as we can with our readers. To send polling data to Center Maryland, email us at .

Editor's Note: Some founders of Center Maryland are involved in the National Harbor project.
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