Finding the facts behind the new ads by casino opponents

Finding the facts behind the new ads by casino opponents »Play Video
The Grange Wood Village Casino (photo courtesy of The Grange).

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new poll conducted exclusively for KATU News showed that many Oregon voters don't feel like gambling on The Grange, a casino east of Portland.

The KATU poll, conducted this week by Survey USA, finds 43 percent of voters plan to vote against Measure 82, which would amend the state constitution to allow privately-owned casinos.

A total of 27 percent of people said they will support Measure 82 and 31 percent remain undecided less than two months before election day.

On Measure 83, which would allow the privately-owned casino in Wood Village, 39 percent of voters said they will vote against the measure while 28 percent are in support of building the new casino. A total of 33 percent of voters are undecided.

These poll results come as Measure 82 and 83 opponents today launched their first campaign ad slamming The Grange casino and its backers.

The opponents, who are funded by Indian tribes with their own casinos, said supporters of The Grange are misleading Oregonians by talking about everything except casinos in order to sell them on building a casino. Now these opponents are spending $100,000 on television ads that question their integrity.