Issue 3 for the state of Ohio is a big deal. It’s a referendum vote that would allow the state to bring casinos to four major cities. Each casino is set to be a state-of-the-art facility that is able to offer all gambling needs to tourists. Mahoning County Democrat David Betras released the results of the new poll. Although it was thought of initially as a good plan to be transparent with the state residents, it proved to be an issue with many residents. A poll, conducted by a Florida company shows that Ohio residents, by a majority, will still be voting in favor of Issue 3, which would bring casinos to four major cities in the state. Betras spun the poll to look as if support was down for the casinos from a recent newspaper poll. He was cited for being unethical in his methods.
There was a poll commissioned by some of the biggest newspapers in the state that showed 95% of voters are in favor of bringing casinos to the state through Issue 3. The poll released by Betras showed that support was only in the 50% range. Melissa Belton, voter from the state, said, “Betras spun this poll to make it look like support was down, but that is not really the case. He is just against the casinos and is trying to sway voters that it is a bad idea. I guess if bringing jobs and revenue to Ohio is a bad idea, then Betras is right.” There already have been variou polls conducted to split party lines according to Betras. He believes that Republicans have been selling their commissioned polls to show that Ohio is in favor of the Issue 3 gambling law. The issue will be resolved in the November election with many signs pointing towards Ohioans voting in favor of casinos for the first time in history. The unemployment rate and fiscal condition in Ohio are a main reason for the change of heart. Legislators are promising millions of dollars to be brought into the economy and new job creation plans as the main reasons why everyone should support the move.