Arizona voters are split nearly 50-50 on adult-use marijuana legalization, according to a new poll showing the need for supporters to work together if they want to end pot prohibition next year.
Overall, 49 percent of voters support and 51 percent oppose the idea of “recreational” marijuana legalization, says the poll released on Tuesday by the Morrison Institute at Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Not surprisingly, the poll showed that Democrats, independents and people under 55 favor cannabis legalization far more than Republicans and senior citizens.
Morrison queried 904 random residents from October 7-15 on the marijuana question. The margin of error is 3 percent, which means theoretically it could go either way. But David Daugherty, associate director at the institute, says the results don’t bode well for legalization because only 29 percent of Republicans said they favor the measure. [Read more at the Phoenix New Times]