Survey: 61 percent support legalizing pot in Michigan; 53 percent favor anti-gerrymandering measure

Michigan voters support 2018 ballot initiatives

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. – A new survey released by Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research is shedding some light on support for possible 2018 ballot initiatives and the state's gubernatorial race.

The State of the State Survey, released on Thursday, shows strong support for legalizing pot and anti-gerrymandering initiatives, while many remain undecided on the race for governor.

Legalizing marijuana

Sixty-one percent of Michigan residents said they want to legalize marijuana, with 34 percent opposing legalization and only five percent remaining undecided. 

“Marijuana legalization is the only issue with fewer than 15 percent undecided. Since the marijuana initiative has a large lead with relatively few undecideds, it appears likely that it will pass,” said MSU economics professor Charles Ballard, the director of SOSS. 

Related: Michigan recreational marijuana legalization proposal approved for ballot

Only 30 percent of Michiganders aged 65 and over were in favor of legalization, which contrasts with 62 percent support among those aged 30 to 64 and 80 percent support from those under the age of 30. 


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