A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 57 percent of Texans favor casino gambling as a means to draw down an expected budget shortfall that could be as much as $18 billion in the coming biennium. Thirty-three percent are opposed, and 10 percent are undecided.
In the same poll, 21 percent of Texans said they would support higher taxes as a mean of reducing the shortfall. Sixty-eight percent oppose higher taxes.
The telephone survey of 500 likely voters was taken on May 13.