Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans Favor Marijuana Legalization, Just 36 Percent Oppose

The latest Rasmussen survey of voters’ opinions on marijuana laws indicate that 56 percent of the country is in favor of legalization and the implementation of a similar set of regulations that currently govern the sale and usage of alcohol and tobacco. The new poll represents a high water mark for decriminalization advocates. Admittedly, the Republican-leaning Rasmussen polling firm has a questionable record of accuracy, but their results are similar to a Gallup poll from last year that marked the first time a majority of Americans favored legalization. According to the Rasmussen poll, just 36 percent of respondents say they are opposed to such a measure.