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Residents divided on casino at Suffolk Downs

Poll finds slim margin for plan; a citywide vote could stir strong emotions

Boston residents narrowly support Suffolk Downs’s plan to develop a casino at the track, though the intensity of the opposition could make for a tough campaign if the gambling proposal were to face a citywide vote, according to a Boston Globe poll.

Forty-four percent of Boston residents support the development of a gambling resort at Suffolk Downs, the East Boston racetrack that straddles the city line with Revere. The figure includes strong supporters, 25 percent, and those who “somewhat” support the casino plans, 19 percent.

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