Just days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Quinnipiac conducted a poll that 1,106 registered voters across the country responded to. According to the poll, ALL groups oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized recreational or medical marijuana.
This includes: 47-42 percent of Republicans, 81-12 percent of Democrats, 76-19 percent of Independent Party voters, 70-23 percent of men, and 70-22 percent of women.
Polling results also showed that American voters have an “unfavorable opinion” of Sessions. 47-14 percent of poll respondents have a negative opinion of the current US Attorney General, while 37 percent said they hadn’t heard enough about him to form an opinion.
The Quinnipiac poll also showed what several other recent poll results have highlighted. Americans want to see weed legalized.
According to the poll, “every party, gender, age and racial group supports the legalization of marijuana…except Republicans who are opposed 62-33 percent, and voters over 55-years-old, who opposed 50-41 percent.” The poll also noted that Hispanic voters are divided 48-48 percent.
One of the questions on the poll was: “Do you support or oppose allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?” An overwhelming 91 percent of ALL respondents said they supported medical marijuana. This includes 80 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats, 96 percent Independent Party voters, 90 percent of men, and 92 percent of women.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said, “The demographics say pot is here to stay, either for fun or to provide medical comfort. And the message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Hands off.”
Recent polls have highlighted the same. More Americans than ever favor the legalization of marijuana…even while the federal government continues its fight against it. The people however, are fighting back…and their voices are continuing to be heard.