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.”
The survey was conducted from March 8 – 12, with 1,052 participants (all New Jersey voters). The margin of error for the pollis +/- 4.2 percentage points.