A poll conducted late last month in Iowa by Hill Research Consultants out of Alabama shows 57 percent of respondents support a bill to allow the closing of the state’s two greyhound race tracks.
The story in the Des Moines Register notes the poll, paid for by Grey2KUSA, also reports 54 percent of Iowans have an unfavorable impression of greyhound racing while only 29 percent have a favorable view of the industry. That’s a pretty wide margin, but I’m surprised that the unfavorable is only 54 percent. I wish more people understood this issue, but progress is being made.
GREY2K executive director Carey Theil is quoted in the piece as suggesting the bill has a solid chance of passing. One more state dropping this industry would be a great start to the new year.