WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new survey of American voters found substantial support for legalizing marijuana nationwide, according to Marijuana Moment.
The poll was conducted by the Tarrance Group, a well-known Republican polling firm. Among the likely voters surveyed, 57 percent said they favor legalizing cannabis in all 50 states, including 35 percent who said they would strongly support it.
In terms of the two political parties, 48 percent of all Republican likely voters said they would support nationwide legalization. The plan drew stronger backing from younger voters, with the approval of 55 percent of Republicans under age 55.
Among Democrats, 67 percent said they would favor the proposal, including 74 percent of those under 55. When it came to likely independent voters, 56 percent favor nationwide legalization, including 63 percent those under age 55.
Josh Glasstetter, spokesperson for the U.S. Cannabis Council, discussed the political implications of the findings with Marijuana Moment given the electorate’s opinions on the issue. “The results indicate that a generational shift on cannabis is well underway, and a bipartisan majority is rapidly emerging in favor of federal legalization,” Glasstetter said. “Younger voters will be highly sought-after in this year’s election, and they strongly support legalization. Candidates should take note.”
The survey found that nationwide legalization was favored by 67 percent of likely voters 18-44, 57 percent of those 45-64 and 47 percent of those over age 65. 68 percent of President Biden’s supporters favored the idea, compared to 48 percent of former President Trump’s backers.
1,000 likely voters were interviewed by Tarrance from January 3-4, in a poll that had a 3.1 percentage point margin of error.
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