A majority of U.S. adults, including most Republicans, support national marijuana legalization, another poll has found. It’s the second such national survey to be released over the past week. Rasmussen Reports asked Americans if they support the “national legalization of marijuana,” and 62 percent of respondents said yes. One of the more notable demographics to voice support for the policy change was Republicans, 54 percent of whom said they back legalization. That’s compared to 68 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of those who said they had an “other” political affiliation. The survey also looked at whether respondents felt legalization should be a federal, state or local decision. About half (47 percent) said the federal government should be in charge of legalizing cannabis, 32 percent said the states should decide and 11 percent favor local action on reform. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they live in a state where marijuana is legal, compared to 38 percent who said they didn’t. Also, 50 percent said they’ve smoked cannabis versus 45 percent who said they haven’t. The only demographics that didn’t express majority support for national legalization were those 65 or older (40 percent) and those with incomes of $200,000 or more (38 percent). The survey involved interviews with 1,000 Americans from October 21-24. The margin of error is +/-3 percentage points.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 11/08/2021 10:57:00