Civil Beat Poll - Keep the PLDC, Create a Lottery and Vote By Mail

Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

PLDC might not be the most offensive four-letter word in Hawaii after all.

A new Civil Beat Poll conducted last week found only 28 percent of voters want to abolish the relatively new Public Land Development Corporation, despite its battered image and continued protests.

The poll results also show more than half of voters want to create a statewide lottery, even though almost the same amount say gambling generally should remain illegal.

Civil Beat also asked Hawaii residents what they think about the Honolulu rail project, the state budget deficit and voting by mail.

The poll, which surveyed 813 registered voters, was conducted Jan. 7-9. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percent. Civil Beat also included cell phones for the first time since it began polling two years ago.

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