New Jersey Voters Back Legal Marijuana Referendum By Two-To-One Margin, Another Poll Shows

New Jersey Voters Back Legal Marijuana Referendum By Two-To-One Margin, Another Poll Shows

New Jersey voters seem primed to approve a marijuana legalization referendum in November, according to another new poll released on Friday. Asked about the measure, 61 percent of likely voters said they’re in favor of the cannabis policy change, while just 29 percent said they’re opposed. That’s largely consistent with several other recent surveys showing majority support in recent weeks. But this one from Fairleigh Dickinson University demonstrates just how widespread that support is across demographics. A majority of Democrats (71 percent), Republicans (52 percent) and independents (57 percent) said they would vote in favor of the referendum. Across each gender, age group, race and education level surveyed, there’s majority support. Via FSU. Under a separate analysis, the poll also shows that most registered voters, in addition to likely voters, back the proposal. “Public opinion on this issue has evolved considerably. Just a few years ago, in 2018, we asked about recreational marijuana legalization and found support that was well beneath a majority, let alone anything that approached the support we’re seeing today,” Krista Jenkins, the university’s poll director, said in a press release. “Back then, 42 percent support what is being proposed today. The legislative maneuver to give voters the say looks like it will wind up with a decisive pro-pot outcome.” That’s been the plan since lawmakers failed to pass a legalization bill last session. And Gov. Phil Murphy (D) doesn’t intend to squander the opportunity that a referendum question represents. He said during a virtual fundraiser with…

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