Poll respondents say Atlantic City’s best days are behind it

Must read article in Press of Atlantic City. A poll released this week revealed that 63% of respondents say that Atlantic City’s best days are behind it. Also in this poll, respondents say that about 63% believe that only the “house” has benefited from the casino era, while only 25% said that the casino and city residents benefited.


 

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Poll respondents say Atlantic City’s best days are behind it

 

osted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:35 pm

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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