Slots vote could go either way
As Nicole Fuller reports in today's paper, a Baltimore Sun poll shows basically a tie in Anne Arundel County on the question of allowing slots at Arundel Mills mall.
Forty-seven percent said "yes;" 45 percent said "no." But as the article notes, there is a fairly large margin of error. While Opinion Works interviewed 798 likely voters for The Sun's Maryland-wide poll, they interviewed 422 voters for the Anne Arundel referendum, a smaller sample and one less likely to reflect countywide opinion. Only Arundel residents get to vote on slots.
The people Fuller interviewed seem quite knowledgeable, distinguishing between slots in the mall and slots next to the mall, knowing that Laurel Park is the putative alternative but wondering whether it's likely, etc. Mall-slots backers and opponents are expected to crank up their ads in the last days before the election, but I wonder whether they'll be lost in all the other election-ad garbage that is airing.