A new poll suggests a ballot measure affecting the future of Maryland's largest planned slots casino could go either way.
Voters in Anne Arundel County will decide November 2 whether to allow a zoning law to stand that is needed for Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. to move forward with a 4,750-machine casino at Arundel Mills mall. Monied interests on both sides are spending millions to influence the outcome.
48 % of registered voters in the county support the measure, known as Question A, while 45 % say they would vote against it, according to the poll by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies. Another seven percent are undecided.
The result falls within the margin of error in the poll, which is plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Gonzales notes that "Question A is being propped up by registered Democrats in the county, as a majority of Republicans and independents are against it."