WBUR and MassINC released a poll today, showcasing voter attitudes about the various ballot questions to be voted on in November. The top-line results have been getting a lot of attention, with Yes on 4 garnering 50% to the No camp’s 45%, but the poll also dug deeper into respondents’ thoughts on marijuana more generally. Here are a few of those questions, and the results:
Q: How do you plan to vote on Question 4?
- General public: 50% yes, 45% no
- Democrats: 53% yes, 41% no
Q: Do you think using marijuana is morally wrong, or not?
- General public: 80% no, 14% yes
- Democrats: 83% no, 12% yes
Q: Do you think people using marijuana would present public safety hazards, or not?
- General public: 48% yes, 43% no
- Democrats: 39% yes, 45% no
Q: Do you think people using marijuana makes it more likely they will try other drugs, or not?
- General public: 50% no, 43% yes
- Democrats: 54% no, 37% yes
It’s not surprising to see that Democrats are more progressive on marijuana reform than voters in general. If you still plan to vote no on 4, I’d love to talk to you about your concerns.