A new report claims support for a statewide smoking ban in Wisconsin continues to grow.
The study from the Breath Free Wisconsin Coalition found nearly 69-percent of Wisconsinites support a statewide smoking ban. The Coalition's Allison Miller says that's a five-percent increase from a similar study done a year ago. About 28-percent of Wisconsinites oppose a statewide ban, down six-percent from the same 2007 study.
The report also shows a growing number of smokers in the state support a statewide smoking ban, with 45-percent in favor and 49-percent of smokers against one. Among the opponents in Wisconsin, nearly 70-percent believe a ban is inevitable over the course of the next two years.
The report is from a survey conducted by the polling firms of Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group. The results are based on responses from about 500 likely Wisconsin voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4-percent.