New Jersey voters support cannabis legalization in the state by a two-to-one margin, according to an Farleigh Dickson University poll released October 9. The survey of registered and likely voters found 61 percent said they would vote yes on next month’s legalization ballot question, with 29 percent opposed.
Krista Jenkins, the FDU poll director and professor of politics and government at Fairleigh Dickinson University, noted that in 2018 the university poll found just 42 percent of New Jersians supported taxing and regulating cannabis in the state.
“Public opinion on this issue has evolved considerably. Just a few years ago, in 2018, we asked about recreational marijuana legalization and found support that was well beneath a majority, let alone anything that approached the support we’re seeing today.” – Jenkins in a statement