Gallup: Record high 60 per cent of Americans back legal pot
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NEW YORK — A record high 60
When Gallup first asked about this issue in 1969, 12
Recreational use of marijuana is currently legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and the District of Columbia. Depending on the Election Day outcome, they could be joined by Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.
Three other states — Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota — will be deciding whether to permit marijuana for medical purposes. Montanans will vote on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.
According to Gallup's new poll, released on Wednesday, 67
The poll was based on telephone interviews conducted Oct. 5-9 with a random sample of 1,017 adults living in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Gallup said the margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Gallup's findings were similar to those in a survey released Oct. 12 by the Pew Research Center. It found that 57
Tom Angell, chairman of the pro-legalization group Marijuana Majority, said the two polls suggested that prospects were good for the state ballot measures.
"More politicians — presidential candidates included — would do themselves a big