Massachusetts voters divided over Boston’s Olympic Bid

Western Mass residents seem more in favor of Olympic bid

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (WWLP) – A proposed referendum is still more than a year away, but right now Massachusetts voters are leaning against Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

The international Olympic Committee won’t decide which city will host 2024 Olympic Games until 2017.

In November, Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not Boston will stay in the competition.

Boston 2024, the private group working on the city’s Olympic bid, agreed not to go through with it if voters reject it.

According to a new report from the Western New England University polling institute, 40% of Massachusetts voters support Boston’s bid for the games, and 46% are against it.

The report also found Boston 2024 might have the hardest time convincing people who live near Boston, where 48% of voters do not want the Olympics to be held in their state.

Here in western Massachusetts, residents feel a little bit differently, as 54% of voters in all four counties are in favor of bringing the summer games to Massachusetts.

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