New Jerseyans oppose legalizing Internet gambling, according to a new poll. However, they still want the ability to bet on sporting events.
Women opposed Internet gambling by a 65 to 25 percent margin; men voiced opposition at a 52 to 37 percent rate. The younger a voter is, the more likely they are to support it, but the only age group that supported it in the poll were those 30 and under. Republicans (58 percent) and Democrats (60 percent) oppose Internet gambling at roughly the same rates. In terms of sports betting, 60 percent of voters said they want it legalized, with 26 percent opposed and 14 percent unsure.
The telephone poll surveyed 797 registered voters statewide between April 30 and May 6. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.