51.4% agreed with the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalize sports betting.
36.6% said the New Mexico state legislature should legalize sports betting, while 48.1% said it should not.
Only 16.4% said they would participate in sports betting if it was legalized.
We asked respondents what level of sports they believe should be included in legalized sports betting:
55.9% said betting on professional sports is acceptable, 44.1% said it’s not acceptable.
25.6% said that betting on college sports is acceptable, 74.4% said it’s not acceptable.
11.1% said that betting on high school sports is acceptable, 88.9% said it’s not acceptable.
32.1% believe that betting on local teams, such as the Lobos, should be allowed, 59% said it should not be allowed.
64.8% said that if it's legal, sports betting should take place in existing gaming facilities like casinos and racetracks.
25.4% said that if it's legal, sports betting should be allowed in privately run businesses, while 74.6% disagreed.
37.3% said that if it's legal, sports betting should allowed in state-run facilities, 62.7% disagreed.
31.9% have been to a New Mexico racetrack or casino in the last year, 68.1% have not.
If sports betting was legalized in New Mexico, only 22.1% would go to the racetracks or casinos more often. 78% either don’t gamble at all or wouldn’t alter their gaming habits because of legalized sports betting.
In the Carroll Poll, a public opinion survey out last week, we asked registered voters across the city of Albuquerque about their feelings about ART, or the Albuquerque Rapid Transit proposal.
The $119 million project will provide better mass transit and more pedestrian-friendly city streets, according to the backers of the proposal, or more congestion, construction woes, and fewer customers for businesses along Central Avenue, according to opponents of the plan. We did our Carroll Poll to get the sentiments of the voters. Here’s what they said, in a 421 sample poll over July 2-3rd.
• 87.5% knew about the proposed plan, a remarkably high number.
• 28% supported ART, while 56% opposed it.
• 42% said they will not go to the area during construction, 35% said they will.
• 22% said they will use ART when it’s done, 68% said they won’t.
• 25% said ART would benefit the economy, 57% said it wouldn’t.
• 78% said it should go to the voters for approval, 12% said it shouldn’t.
The Carroll Poll takes the pulse of the voters in an independent, non-partisan way. Stay tuned for more Carroll Polls in the months to come.