Poll: 50 Percent Of New York Voters Favor Medical Marijuana


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‚ÄčA new poll shows half of New York state voters support legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana.

The Siena Research Institute says 50 percent back medical legalization, while 41 percent are opposed and 9 percent say they don’t have enough information, reports The Associated Press.
Medical marijuana was particularly popular among liberals (72 percent support), among those between 18 and 34 (62 percent), and Democrats (55 percent), according to pollster Steven Greenberg.
Conservatives opposed medical pot (61 percent), as did Republicans (59 percent).
The poll surveyed 810 registered voters in New York from Monday through Thursday of last week. The margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.

Some marijuana policy experts question the accuracy of the new Siena poll, since most other organizations have found national levels of support for medical marijuana, even in conservative areas, to be nearer the 70-80 percent range.
ABC News’ latest national poll found that more than eight in 10 Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, and nearly half favor decriminalizing the drug for all adults.