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Maine casino poll shows dead heat

27 October 2008

PORTLAND, Maine -- As reported by Forbes: "A new poll commissioned by the company that wants to build a $184 million resort casino in Oxford indicates that likely voters are narrowly divided on the project in what amounts to a statistical dead heat.

"The survey by the market research firm Critical Insights, which was commissioned by casino developer Olympia Gaming, showed 47 percent in favor of the plan, 46 percent opposed and 7 percent undecided.

"Critical Insights' telephone poll of 300 people statewide was conducted Oct. 14-15 and claims a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percent.

"The results contrast with a Strategic Marketing Services poll taken Oct. 13-16 that showed 39.5 percent for or leaning in favor of the casino, 52 opposed or leaning against, and 8.5 percent undecided. That poll of 400 people took place Oct. 13-16 and claims a margin of error of 5 percent..."

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