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Survey Says: Most New Jersey Voters Support Recreational Marijuana

A new poll out of the Garden State shows quite the dichotomy when it comes to legalizing marijuana. The Quinnipiac University Poll, which surveyed 1,121 registered voters during the stretch of September 7-12, found that while the majority (59-30) was in favor of allowing adults posses small amounts of marijuana for personal use…

55 percent of voters say they would “definitely not try” marijuana if it were legal. Nine percent say they would “definitely try” it and 12 percent say they would “probably try it.”

According to the poll:

Every listed group supports legalized marijuana, except Republicans, who are opposed 53 – 43 percent, and voters over 65 years old, who are divided, with 47 percent in favor and 50 percent opposed.

Twelve-percent of voters say marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, while 38-percent say it’s less dangerous and 46-percent say marijuana and alcohol are equally as dangerous.

Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, says voters also made their voices heard on President Trump, saying “President Donald Trump’s home away from home is his New Jersey golf course. But neighborhood doesn’t insure political support. Far from it.”

Voters also support gun control, with an astounding 96-percent voting in favor of  background checks for all gun buyers. However, 63 percent think New Jersey wouldn’t be as safe if more people possessed guns.


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