An overwhelming 68 percent of Connecticut voters support a proposal to allow adults to use marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor’s recommendation, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Only 27 percent oppose the plan.
There is no gender, partisan group, income, age or education group in Connecticut of which a majority opposed medical marijuana, according to the poll.
“Medical marijuana is supported by Connecticut voters across the board,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.
The group which most heavily supported medical marijuana was self-identified liberals, with 82 percent favoring. The lowest levels of support were found among self-identified Republicans and conservatives, with 51 percent of each of those groups supporting medicinal cannabis. Seventy-five percent of Democrats supported medical marijuana.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,622 registered voters from March 14-19 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers called both landlines and cell phones.