This isn’t the first poll that’s come out recently saying Americans are for legalization, but it is the most recent. And it’s from serial haters-Fox News never-the-less. Check out what they say:
For the first time, the Fox News poll finds more than half (51 percent) favor legalizing marijuana, while 44 percent oppose it. That’s little changed from last year when it was 50-43 percent (January 2014).
More voters were opposed than in favor as recently as 2013: 46 percent in favor vs. 49 percent opposed.
By a 15 percentage-point margin, voters under 35 (54 percent) are more likely than those 65+ (39 percent) to favor legalizing marijuana. And by a 10-point margin, men (56 percent) are more likely than women (46 percent) to favor it.
Majorities of Democrats (62 percent) and independents (53 percent) support legalizing marijuana, while a majority of Republicans opposes it (59 percent).
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,012 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from April 19-21, 2015. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
With DEA head Michelle Leonhart expected to step down soon as a result of years of failure, maybe there’s hope that the failed war on marijuana will come to an end?