UWM Poll: Split on Kenosha Casino

12% Growth in Opposition Since December 2013

This morning, the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll was released. Not surprisingly, the mid-term elections last month had some effect on the numbers.

The poll, from WUWM and the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, measures residents’ perceptions of Wisconsin’s overall economic vitality, their personal economic circumstances and public opinion regarding state economic issues.

Joseph Cera is the survey director for the center and he spoke with Lake Effect's Bonnie North to discuss the results and what they mean for Wisconsin's economic future.

·         Regarding a new proposed Menominee tribal casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin voters are now split on the issue; 48% say the governor should approve the plan, while 44% say he should block it. Opposition to the casino has increased significantly since December or 2013, when just 32% opposed the new casino.


Enough Already! is an active coalition designed to inform the public of the potential off-reservation casino threats, and provide the common-sense opponents tools for engagement.  Early tools available for use by interested parties include the recently launched blog: http://enoughalreadywi.com