Minnesotans prefer using forms of gambling revenue instead of raising taxes if a new stadium for the Vikings is built, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota poll published Sunday.
The results of the poll show widespread support for a Minnesota Lottery Vikings scratch-off game, slots at horseracing tracks, and electronic pull tabs in bars and restaurants, reports the Saint Cloud Times.
About two-thirds of Minnesotans said keeping the Vikings in Minnesota is important, although 56 percent of those polled opposed using public money for a new stadium. Meanwhile, 37 percent favored using public money and 7 percent didn't know or refused to answer, according to the poll.
Support for using public money for a new Viking stadium has increased even in the last six months. Currently, 37 percent of those polled said they would favor using public money for a new Viking stadium while in May, 22 percent favored using public money.
The most recent poll surveyed 807 adults statewide between Nov. 2-3 and has a major of error plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.