Medical Marijuana Support Down to Just 70 Percent in Latest Poll

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A poll in May found 88 percent of Florida voters supported medical marijuana. A March poll showed support at 74 percent. One from November had support at 82 percent.

So a bipartisan poll released today showing that only 70 percent of Floridians plan to vote to legalize medical marijuana in the state is a bit surprising. It follows a poll released on Tuesday that showed support down to 66 percent. Then again it's hard to get more than 50 percent of Floridians to agree on anything and the amendment on November's ballot needs just 60 percent support to pass.

The poll was commissioned by amendment supporters United States, and queried 900 likely voters. The poll also asked respondents the question exactly how it will appear on the ballot.

Democrats support the idea 75 to 23. Republicans are slightly less enthusiastic, but still have a 64-34 split. Independents are at 72-27.

The poll also broke down response based on major media markets. Interestingly voters in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has the lowest support for the measure with a 68-29 split. The Miami Herald points out that Cuban voters may be the reason why. Cubans only support the measure 53-43.

Granted, 70 percent is still a pretty decent number, and several earlier polls may have used smaller sample sizes and included just registered voters instead of likely voters.

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Miguel Espinosa
Miguel Espinosa

Oh wow so only 70 percent are for medical marijuana ???!..... I mean that isn't a large majority or anything. This is a dead issue amongst the populace! The people want weed, it is the out of touch government officials that need to be convinced.

hempstaff topcommenter

70% is probably correct - might get up to another 5% of undecided.   However, I do not see this very conservative polling being 10% off - so I think this bill WILL PASS!


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