According to new polling, a strong majority of likely voters in Michigan support an initiative to legalize marijuana which is being voted on this November.
The survey, commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV, shows that 56% of likely voters support Proposal 1, with just 38% opposed. Only 6% of voters are undecided, meaning that even if all of them decided they oppose the measure, it would still hold a 12% lead in support.
“What’s interesting is how consistent these numbers have been over two years,” says pollster Richard Czuba of the Lansing-based Glengariff Group Inc., which conducted the survey. “There are hardly any undecided people left on this issue. It’s baked into the electorate.”
If Proposal 1 is passed into law this November, those 21 and older would be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and could grow up to 12 marijuana plants. In addition, the measure would established a licensed and regulated system of marijuana retail outlets.
The poll was conducted between September 5 to 7, and included the participation of 600 likely voters. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4%.