Voters are overwhelmingly opposed to North Jersey casinos, according to polling from Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

The poll released Friday found that 71 percent of those surveyed oppose the plan to allow two casinos in northern New Jersey, 24 percent support casino expansion beyond Atlantic City and 5 percent are undecided.

Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve as many as two casinos in the northern part of the state. The ballot question states the new casinos would have to be in separate counties and be at least 72 miles from Atlantic City, where five casinos have closed since 2014.

The poll was conducted by the Stockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. The poll was taken from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2 and was conducted among 678 adults who are likely voters in New Jersey. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.75 percentage points.

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Started working in newsrooms when I was 17 years old. Spent 15 years working for Gannett New Jersey before coming to The Press of Atlantic City in April 2015.

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