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Poll has good news for casino opponents, open meetings backers

Most voters surveyed in a new poll oppose Amendment 68, the slots-for-schools ballot measure, but strongly support Proposition 104, which would require school district/union contract negotiations to be held in the public.

The survey was done by Suffolk University and USA Today.

Results from the survey found 22.8 percent support A68, 67.2 percent oppose and 10 percent were undecided.

On Proposition 104, 63.8 percent support, 21.6 percent opposed and 14.2 percent are undecided.

Both sides of the A68 debate (basically opposing casino interests) have advertised heavily on Colorado TV stations and websites, but the Proposition 104 campaigns have been under the radar.

The latest poll results are in line with an earlier Suffolk/USA Today poll and with what political insiders have reported about private polling.

The university surveyed 500 Colorado adults who said they were very likely to vote or had already voted, and the poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 18-21. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percent.

The survey also gauged voter opinion on several other Colorado races. See the news release, detailed results and the crosstabs for more information.

And for full background on the two measures and other election contests of interest to education, see Chalkbeat Colorado’s Education Voter’s Guide.