Paging Bruce Springsteen: Everything may die, baby, that’s a fact; but a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that a solid majority of state residents think Atlantic City’s not coming back.
Instead, the poll released Wednesday afternoon found 63 percent of state residents think the best days of the place once called “America’s Playground” are behind it. It found 43 percent of those polled visited over the past 12 months, while just 35 percent planned to do so over the next 12 months.
“The early days of gambling prompted some optimism that the industry would make Atlantic City a major resort destination,” said David Redlawsk, a Rutgers political science professor and director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling.
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