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71% of Florida Voters Support Amendment 3 Voter Control of Gambling Amendment unites Floridians

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A new poll shows that 71 percent of likely Florida voters support
Amendment 3, which would require voter approval of casino gambling
decisions. Only 18 percent of the 1,209 voters surveyed between July 18
and 24 said they would vote against Amendment 3. The remainder was
undecided.

Support is strong across all age ranges, all demographic groups, all
political parties and all regions of the state. The poll was taken by
Hill Research Consultants, and the findings are summarized in this
memorandum (Amendment
3 Research Findings
).

"We start in a uniquely strong position," said John Sowinski, president
of Voters in Charge, which is behind Amendment 3. "The simplicity of the
amendment is its strength. Amendment 3 asks the simple question, ‘Who do
you trust: Florida voters, or the politicians and the lobbyists who
influence them?'"

The survey also found that Amendment 3 supporters not only start in a
strong position, but also have an enormous advantage in terms of
message. Voters surveyed found messages in support of Amendment 3 much
more convincing than messages opposed to it.

The Yes on 3 campaign also recently announced the endorsement of the
League of Women Voters of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

"We are confident but by no means are we complacent," said Sowinski. "We
anticipate the gambling industry and its lobbyists will fight hard
against Amendment 3 and we are ready for that challenge."

While Amendment 3 has strong support among voters and a growing
coalition of advocates, its supporters are taking nothing for granted.
The campaign recently announced a $30 million media buy to support
passage of the measure.

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