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Weekend Poll: 55% Say Rose Bet on Baseball

June 28, 1989

A nationwide poll released Tuesday shows that 55% of 1,053 people questioned believe that Manager Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds is guilty of having bet on baseball, 14% believe he is not guilty and 30% said they don't know.

The poll was conducted by the Issues and Answers network, a national market-research survey company, over the weekend.

The poll shows that 42% believe he bet on the Reds, 21% believe he did not and 27% said they don't know or did not answer. Of those who answered yes or no, 67% said yes, he bet on the Reds.

If Rose is found guilty of betting on the Reds, 76% believe he should be suspended from baseball, with 38% saying he should be suspended for life and 38% saying he should be suspended for less than life.

If he is found guilty of betting on baseball games other than those involving the Reds, 56% believe he should be suspended--31% saying for one year.

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