East Boston Poll of 303 Likely Voters

Field Dates: October 26-28, 2013

OVERAL L

GENDER

AGE CATEGORIES

UNWEIGHTED COUNT How closely have you been following news about the potential casino at Suffolk Downs?

Unweighted count Very closely Somewhat closely Not too closely Not at all closely Don’t Know / Refused Total

Overall 302 72% 21% 3% 3% % 302 42% 46% 12% 302 51% 24% 13% 10% 2% 302

Male Female 18 to 44 45 to 59 143 159 54 71 74% 19% 3% 3% 1% 138 39% 52% 9% 138 57% 21% 14% 8% 0% 138 70% 22% 4% 3% 0% 164 44% 41% 15% 164 46% 26% 13% 11% 4% 164 84% 16% 0% 0% 0% 84 34% 57% 9% 84 62% 14% 9% 13% 1% 84 67% 24% 4% 4% 0% 93 37% 44% 18% 93 45% 32% 15% 6% 3% 93

60+ 177 68% 22% 5% 4% 1% 125 50% 40% 10% 125 49% 24% 15% 10% 2% 125

Shall the City of Boston permit the operation of a gaming Yes establishment licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming No Commission to be located at Suffolk Downs in East Boston? Don’t Know / Refused Total How much have you heard or read in the news about Caesars Entertainment being removed from the proposed casino development? A great deal A fair amount Not too much Nothing at all Don’t Know / Refused Total

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East Boston Poll of 303 Likely Voters

Field Dates: October 26-28, 2013

OVERAL L

RACE

INCOME RANGES

EDUCATION LEVEL

UNWEIGHTED COUNT How closely have you been following news about the potential casino at Suffolk Downs?

Unweighted count Very closely Somewhat closely Not too closely Not at all closely Don’t Know / Refused Total

White / Caucasia Overall n All others 302 229 73 72% 21% 3% 3% % 302 42% 46% 12% 302 51% 24% 13% 10% 2% 302 71% 23% 3% 3% 0% 193 46% 46% 7% 193 51% 29% 11% 7% 2% 193 74% 17% 5% 3% 1% 109 34% 45% 21% 109 51% 14% 17% 15% 3% 109

Less No than $75K or college College $75k more degree degree 137 80 189 100 70% 23% 4% 3% 0% 129 48% 43% 10% 129 40% 27% 20% 11% 2% 129 81% 18% 1% 0% 0% 94 32% 54% 14% 94 58% 28% 6% 8% 0% 94 68% 24% 4% 4% 0% 190 46% 42% 12% 190 45% 26% 17% 10% 3% 190 81% 18% 1% 1% 0% 100 32% 57% 11% 100 62% 21% 6% 9% 1% 100

Shall the City of Boston permit the operation of a gaming Yes establishment licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming No Commission to be located at Suffolk Downs in East Boston? Don’t Know / Refused Total How much have you heard or read in the news about Caesars Entertainment being removed from the proposed casino development? A great deal A fair amount Not too much Nothing at all Don’t Know / Refused Total

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East Boston Poll of 303 Likely Voters

Field Dates: October 26-28, 2013

OVERAL L

VIEWS ON GAMBLING

VOTE ON BALLOT QUESTION Don’t Know / No Refused 134 30 74% 20% 2% 4% 0% 139 0% 100% 0% 139 54% 27% 9% 9% 1% 139 62% 27% 2% 8% 2% 37 0% 0% 100% 37 41% 16% 24% 13% 7% 37

UNWEIGHTED COUNT How closely have you been following news about the potential casino at Suffolk Downs?

Unweighted count Very closely Somewhat closely Not too closely Not at all closely Don’t Know / Refused Total

Not in East Overall Opposed Boston 302 35 98 72% 21% 3% 3% % 302 42% 46% 12% 302 51% 24% 13% 10% 2% 302 62% 34% 0% 3% 0% 37 12% 75% 13% 37 36% 36% 8% 19% 2% 37 70% 22% 4% 3% 0% 99 7% 89% 5% 99 54% 25% 11% 9% 2% 99

x 151 78% 17% 4% 1% 0% 150 76% 10% 13% 150 55% 21% 14% 8% 1% 150

Yes 138 73% 20% 6% % 0% 126 100% 0% 0% 126 51% 23% 15% 10% 2% 126

Shall the City of Boston permit the operation of a gaming Yes establishment licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming No Commission to be located at Suffolk Downs in East Boston? Don’t Know / Refused Total How much have you heard or read in the news about Caesars Entertainment being removed from the proposed casino development? A great deal A fair amount Not too much Nothing at all Don’t Know / Refused Total

This project sponsored by WBUR More information including full question wording is available at WBUR.org

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East Boston Poll of 303 Likely Voters

Field Dates: October 26-28, 2013

OVERAL L

GENDER

AGE CATEGORIES

UNWEIGHTED COUNT In your view, do you think the vote should take place on November 5th, as currently planned?

Unweighted count The vote should take place on Nov 5th, as planned The vote should be delayed to another time Refused Total Fair vote Unfair vote Don’t Know / Refused Total Would consider supporting it Would remain opposed to it Don’t Know / Refused Total

Overall 302 69% 25% 7% 302 68% 21% 10% 302 3% 92% 5% 139 12% 33%

Male Female 18 to 44 45 to 59 143 159 54 71 65% 24% 11% 138 74% 19% 8% 138 4% 90% 6% 71 10% 35% 71% 25% 4% 164 64% 24% 12% 164 2% 94% 4% 68 14% 31% 67% 24% 8% 84 67% 22% 12% 84 7% 90% 3% 48 10% 38% 73% 24% 3% 93 73% 19% 7% 93 2% 89% 9% 41 16% 29%

60+ 177 66% 25% 9% 125 66% 23% 11% 125 0% 96% 4% 50 11% 32%

Do you think it would be a fair vote or would it be a unfair vote if the election for this proposed casino were to be held on November 5th, as currently planned?

If the vote were delayed, would you consider supporting the casino, or would you remain opposed to it?

Which of the following three statements best describes your I am opposed to gambling point of views? anywhere Gambling is ok in other places, but I don’t want it in East Boston I think gambling is acceptable anywhere it is legally allowed Don’t Know / Refused Total

50% 5% 302

50% 5% 138

50% 6% 164

43% 8% 84

53% 3% 93

51% 6% 125

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East Boston Poll of 303 Likely Voters

Field Dates: October 26-28, 2013

OVERAL L

RACE

INCOME RANGES

EDUCATION LEVEL

UNWEIGHTED COUNT In your view, do you think the vote should take place on November 5th, as currently planned?

Unweighted count The vote should take place on Nov 5th, as planned The vote should be delayed to another time Refused Total Fair vote Unfair vote Don’t Know / Refused Total Would consider supporting it Would remain opposed to it Don’t Know / Refused Total

White / Caucasia Overall n All others 302 229 73 69% 25% 7% 302 68% 21% 10% 302 3% 92% 5% 139 12% 33% 72% 21% 7% 193 73% 18% 10% 193 5% 90% 5% 90 11% 33% 63% 30% 7% 109 61% 28% 11% 109 0% 94% 6% 49 14% 32%

Less No than $75K or college College $75k more degree degree 137 80 189 100 67% 26% 7% 129 64% 26% 10% 129 2% 93% 5% 55 13% 30% 71% 26% 4% 94 77% 21% 2% 94 5% 87% 8% 51 8% 36% 70% 23% 6% 190 69% 22% 9% 190 0% 94% 6% 79 10% 33% 68% 25% 8% 100 69% 19% 12% 100 8% 88% 4% 56 15% 34%

Do you think it would be a fair vote or would it be a unfair vote if the election for this proposed casino were to be held on November 5th, as currently planned?

If the vote were delayed, would you consider supporting the casino, or would you remain opposed to it?

Which of the following three statements best describes your I am opposed to gambling point of views? anywhere Gambling is ok in other places, but I don’t want it in East Boston I think gambling is acceptable anywhere it is legally allowed Don’t Know / Refused Total

50% 5% 302

50% 5% 193

48% 7% 109

52% 5% 129

52% 4% 94

52% 4% 190

45% 7% 100

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East Boston Poll of 303 Likely Voters

Field Dates: October 26-28, 2013

OVERAL L

VIEWS ON GAMBLING

VOTE ON BALLOT QUESTION Don’t Know / No Refused 134 30 67% 27% 7% 139 67% 24% 9% 139 3% 92% 5% 139 20% 63% 47% 42% 11% 37 43% 33% 23% 37 0% 0% 0% 0 13% 13%

UNWEIGHTED COUNT In your view, do you think the vote should take place on November 5th, as currently planned?

Unweighted count The vote should take place on Nov 5th, as planned The vote should be delayed to another time Refused Total Fair vote Unfair vote Don’t Know / Refused Total Would consider supporting it Would remain opposed to it Don’t Know / Refused Total

Not in East Overall Opposed Boston 302 35 98 69% 25% 7% 302 68% 21% 10% 302 3% 92% 5% 139 12% 33% 68% 25% 7% 37 51% 25% 24% 37 0% 100% 0% 28 100% 0% 64% 32% 4% 99 71% 24% 4% 99 1% 96% 3% 88 0% 100%

x 151 72% 21% 8% 150 73% 20% 7% 150 22% 49% 29% 16 0% 0%

Yes 138 77% 17% 6% 126 78% 15% 7% 126 0% 0% 0% 0 4% 5%

Do you think it would be a fair vote or would it be a unfair vote if the election for this proposed casino were to be held on November 5th, as currently planned?

If the vote were delayed, would you consider supporting the casino, or would you remain opposed to it?

Which of the following three statements best describes your I am opposed to gambling point of views? anywhere Gambling is ok in other places, but I don’t want it in East Boston I think gambling is acceptable anywhere it is legally allowed Don’t Know / Refused Total

50% 5% 302

0% 0% 37

0% 0% 99

100% 0% 150

91% 1% 126

11% 6% 139

54% 21% 37

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