Poll: 61% of Michigan Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Marijuana

Michigan voters will have the opportunity this November to legalize marijuana, and according to new polling they are poised to do so.

According to a new poll released by Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (their State of the State Survey), 61% of Michigan voters support legalizing marijuana for adults, with 34% undecided (a whopping 27% difference). Just 5% of voters are undecided on the issue, meaning if all 5% decided to oppose the issue supporters would still be in the strong  majority.

“Marijuana legalization is the only issue with fewer than 15 percent undecided”, says economics professor Charles Ballard, the director of the State of the State Survey. “Since the marijuana initiative has a large lead with relatively few undecideds, it appears likely that it will pass”.

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Poll: 63% of U.S. Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana, 93% Support Medical

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, a strong majority of voters in the U.S. support legalizing marijuana, while an even higher percentage supports legalizing medical marijuana.

According to the new Quinnipiac University national poll released today, when asked “Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, or not?”, 63% of U.S. voters say “Yes”, it should be (a 5% increase from January). Just 33% of poll respondents stated that they believe it should remain illegal. Support was highest among  Democrats (75%), and lowest among Republicans (41%). Among Independents, 67% support legalization.

Among the various age groups those 18 to 34, by a large margin, had the highest level of support for making marijuana legal with 82% in favor and just 16% – less than one in five – opposed. Those 65+ was the only age group without a majority support for legalization (43% to 51%).

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Poll: 61% of Texas Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

According to new polling a strong majority of Texas voters support legalizing cannabis for all uses.

The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, finds that 61% of voters in the state are in favor of ending cannabis prohibition, with 39% opposed. Democrats support the measure at a much higher rate – 69% – whereas Republican support is 50%, but still significant (43%). Among Independents, support was the same as for Democrats at 69%.

“Texans are not much different than voters in other parts of the country”, states a Quinnipiac University press release announcing the new survey. “They support almost 2-1 the idea of allowing small amounts of marijuana for personal use”.

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New Poll Finds 59% of New Jersey Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

As New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy continues to advocate for legalizing marijuana, new polling  shows that a strong majority of voters in the state are behind him on the issue.

“Voters support 59 – 37 percent allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use”, states a press release from Quinnipiac University, who conducted the poll. “Support is 63 – 33 percent among men and 55 – 41 percent among women. White voters support legalized marijuana 58 – 39 percent, with non-white support at 60 – 35 percent. ”

The Quinnipiac University Poll found that only “9 percent of Garden State voters say they would definitely try marijuana if it were legal, while 13 percent say they would probably try; 18 percent say they would probably not try legal marijuana and 58 percent say they definitely would not try it.”

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Fox News Poll: 59% of U.S. Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

According to a new Fox News Poll, a large majority of voters in the United States favor legalizing marijuana.

The poll found that 59% of voters support marijuana legalization, up from 51% in 2015, and 46% in 2013. The polling shows that just 32% of voters oppose marijuana legalization, down from 49% in 2013. Millennials (72%) have the highest level of support, followed by Gen Xers (60%) and baby boomers (52%).

“This is a massive shift in opinion over a very short period. As more states legalize marijuana without the negative consequences opponents have warned about, support will likely continue to increase,” says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Daron Shaw, his Republican counterpart.

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Poll: 61% of South Carolina Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

According to new polling a strong majority of  voters in South Carolina want cannabis to be legal for medical purposes.

According to the new Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy survey, 61% of South Carolina voters support making physician-approved medical cannabis use legal. Just 31% are opposed, with 8% undecided.

“The numbers in the poll are positive,” said Jill Swing, founder of SC Compassionate Care Alliance, which is advocating for medical cannabis legalization. Swing says she wants a bill passed that allows  “safe, legal access to patients who do not want to break the law.”

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New Pew Research Center Poll Finds 61% of American Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

According to a new Pew Research Center (PRC) survey, more than six in 10 American voters support legalizing marijuana.

The survey, conducted in October and released today, finds that support for legalization has risen 4% from last year (57%), and has nearly doubled since 2000 (31%).

“As in the past, there are wide generational and partisan differences in views of marijuana legalization”, says Abigail Geiger from PRC . “Majorities of Millennials (70%), Gen Xers (66%) and Baby Boomers (56%) say the use of marijuana should be legal. Only among the Silent Generation does a greater share oppose (58%) than favor (35%) marijuana legalization.”

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Poll: 62% of New York Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

According to new polling, a strong majority of registered voters in New York are in favor of legalizing cannabis for adults.

The poll, conducted by Emerson College and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation and the Drug Policy Alliance, found that only 28% of New York voters are opposed to cannabis legalization. With 10% unsure, even if all of them decided to start opposing legalization supporters would still have a 24% majority.

The poll also found that 60% of respondents support legalizing and taxing marijuana to help address New York’s budget deficit. Between 15% and 27% of voters supported each of the other options presented — increasing sales or income taxes, increasing tolls, or cutting public education or other services.

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Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Veterans Support Medical Cannabis

According to a new survey commissioned by the American Legion, a vast majority of Veterans in the U.S. are in support of cannabis as medicine.

According to the survey, 81% of veterans support legalizing medical cannabis at the federal level. An even higher number of veteran caregivers are in support, at 83%.

The survey had 1,360 respondents from across the U.S., with 802 being either a military veteran (513) or a non-professional veteran caregiver (289). 92% of respondents from both groups support medical research on cannabis, while 82% of respondents favor legalizing medical cannabis. Support was found across the political spectrum, with 88% of conservatives  supporting medical cannabis legalization, compared to 90% of liberals and 70% of those who consider themselves non aligned with any particular ideology.

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New Gallup Poll: 64% of U.S. Adults Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new Gallup poll has found that 64% of adults in the United States support legalizing marijuana, up from 60% last year, and 50% in 2011. 

This is this the highest level of support at the national level ever recorded by Gallup, which has been asking the question since 1969. It’s also the first time that a majority of Republicans support legalization (51%).

“It makes sense that support for ending marijuana prohibition is increasing”, says Morgan Fox, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Americans are tired of wasting resources arresting hundreds of thousands of individuals every year for using a substance that is safer than alcohol. In the five years since the first states made marijuana legal for adults, it has become increasingly clear that — unlike prohibition — regulation works.”

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