Poll shows support for sports betting in N.J.

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NEWARK, N.J. - According to a new poll, a majority of New Jerseyans favor legalizing sports betting in the state and across the nation, but are opposed to Internet gambling. The Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll said 53 percent of 801 registered voters surveyed said people should be allowed to bet on sports such as football and basketball. A majority also supported allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks.

Most of those polled favored legalized sports betting in all states, saying people bet on games anyway, so the government should tax it. Gov. Christie has opposed legalizing sports betting, and has not decided whether to sign recent legislation that would legalize Internet gambling. -