Survey Shows Support of Wis. Smoking Ban Increasing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new survey shows that support for a statewide smoking ban covering all bars, restaurants and workplaces is increasing.

69 percent of survey respondents say they support such a law.

That was up from 64 percent who were surveyed in February 2007.

The latest random telephone survey of 500 Wisconsin voters was conducted March 12 through March 16.

The survey released Tuesday was sponsored by groups that support a ban and was conducted by a political polling firm.

Its margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

The survey comes after a proposed ban died in the Legislature under opposition from the lobbying group representing bars.

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