Seventy-four percent of likely voters say that they “support ending the federal ban on marijuana,” according to national polling data provided by the progressive-leaning think tank Data for Progress.
Eighty-five percent of Democrats, along with 74 percent of Independents and 63 percent of Republicans, endorsed repealing federal prohibition.
Similar percentages of respondents also expressed support for expunging marijuana-related convictions and for permitting state-licensed cannabis businesses “lawful access to US financial systems.”
Commenting on the poll results, NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “Voters are consistent in their support for these common-sense federal reforms. Majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans back these changes and federal lawmakers should work in a bipartisan manner to achieve them.”
Supermajorities of likely voters also expressed opposition to federal rules and regulations discriminating against cannabis consumers and related businesses. Seventy-two percent of respondents supported ensuring that workers in marijuana-related businesses are not barred from federal public benefits for which they are eligible and a similar percentage opposed removing people from federally assisted housing in jurisdictions where marijuana is legal.