Poll: 77% of Florida Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis
New polling conducted by Anzalone Liszt Research has found that a vast majority of voters in Florida support Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis which will be voted on this November 8th.
According to the poll, 77% of Florida voters sat that they support Amendment 2 with just 20% opposed. Only 3% of voters remain undecided.
“Voter support for medical marijuana in Florida is stronger than ever”, says Kevin Akins, one of the poll’s authors. “A broad and diverse coalition of voters across age, racial, and gender lines support Amendment 2 by a winning margin.”
“I’m obviously pleased at these levels of support, but I’m also not surprised”, says Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, the group behind Amendment 2. “The notion of allowing medical decisions to be made by doctors and patients, not politicians, is simply not controversial. Floridians are compassionate and they know that marijuana can help alleviate suffering.”
Pollara continues; “The 2016 ballot language is also stronger and addressed a number of concerns that some voters expressed previously. It was approved unanimously by the supreme court, and we’re seeing a broader coalition supportive of passage than before”.
Respondents to the poll were read the complete ballot title and summary for Amendment 2 that will appear on Florida’s 2016 general election ballot, then asked if they would vote “yes” or “no” on the amendment. The poll was conducted July 17-21 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1%.
The full text of United for Care’s initiative can be found by clicking here.