Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana want to restructure the school system in Vegas with a portion of the money. Do you think recreational marijuana will pass here in Nevada?
In a new poll of 800 voters in Nevada, 53% of those polled are in favor of recreational marijuana in Nevada. As we edge closer to the election, more money is being spent by advocates to sway the vote. There is also money pouring in from the opposition to try and defeat legalizing recreational marijuana. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana want to restructure the school system in Vegas with a portion of the money. Do you think recreational marijuana will pass here in Nevada?
The poll of 800 likely voters found a 53 to 39 percent margin of support for legalizing recreational marijuana, which will be on the November ballot as Question 2.
Polling results show modest increases in support for the ballot initiative since a July KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports poll indicated a 50 to 41 split in favor of legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Rasmussen polls historically tilt Republican, according to a FiveThirtyEight ranking of polling groups.
Approval of the ballot question would mean people over the age of 21 could legally possess and use marijuana recreationally, and outlines a regulatory structure for a limited number of marijuana retailers. It also requires a 15 percent excise tax on retail sales of the drug, which would fund administrative costs of overseeing the industry with excess revenue going to K-12 education.
Younger voters, Hispanics and Democrats were more likely to support the question, while voters over 65 and self-identified Republicans were more likely to oppose it.
Joe Brezny, a spokesman for the Yes on Question 2 campaign, said he was pleased with the results and that it was consistent with other polling results.