Who’s part of the new marijuana majority? What the numbers mean for 2016 (Washington Post)
By CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM | November 7
National support for marijuana legalization has fallen seven points since 2013 but still has the support of a majority of Americans, according to new polling released by Gallup. The drop comports with a similar dip in polling conducted by Public Religion Research Institute this year, and to a lesser extent with numbers coming out of Pew.
Researchers say the drop in support is significant, but it doesn’t necessarily change their views on the overall trajectory of the legalization debate. “Tuesday night’s results – in an off-year electorate – don’t suggest any great loss of momentum for the pro-pot side,” said Mark A. R. Kleiman of the University of California, Los Angels.