Arizona Voters "Narrowly Oppose" Legalizing Marijuana, According to Latest Poll

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Arizona voters "narrowly oppose" marijuana legalization, according to the latest poll on the issue.

Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations' poll is the fourth poll conducted on the issue in the last year, all by different polling companies. Two of the polls have showed voters supporting legalizing marijuana, and the other two show a majority of voters against it.

See also:
Marijuana Legalization: Polls Come Up With Wildly Different Levels of Support

According to the results from Scutari and Cieslak (a local firm), 51 percent of their poll respondents opposed legalizing marijuana, with 43 percent in favor of it, and the remainder undecided.

The party breakdown was generally similar to past poll results -- Democrats favor it, Republicans really don't, and independents are split, but a little more in favor of legalization than not.

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The three other polls on marijuana legalization showed 60 percent, 56 percent, and 36 percent of voters in favor of marijuana legalization.

Legalization is starting to become an issue in Arizona, as there are two related proposals at the Legislature this year. One seeks to decriminalize pot possession, while another aims for actual legalization.

Meanwhile, a grassroots group is trying to gather signatures to get legalization on the ballot in 2014, while a large national group is looking to get the issue on ballots in 2016.

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AZMedicalBud
AZMedicalBud

I’m sure this “poll” was sponsored by the dispensary corporate conglomerate, as they are going to lose bigtime when we legalize the medicine.
First poll I have heard of under 50% approval rate since Prop 203. Hmmmm, I smell a rat. There was just a poll on TV news last night that stated 51% IN FAVOR of legalizing marijuana here in Arizona. And that is one of the lowest numbers I have heard of.
Just like the corrupted politicians, the dispensary owners will create “polls” and spread misinformation to keep their multi million dollar (“non profit", ha,ha) business in operation.

From less than a month ago:
http://www.keytlaw.com/arizonamedicalmarijuanalaw/2013/01/poll/ 

http://hemp.org/news/content/arizona-poll-finds-majority-favor-legalizing-marijuana

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2013/17905/poll-56-support-legalizing-marijuana-in-arizona/

http://www.cvbugle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=41498

http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/2013/01/14/majority-of-arizona-voters-would-support-regulating-marijuana-like-alcohol/

BOYCOTT THE GREEDY DISPENSARIES. FIND A RIGHTEOUS CULTIVATOR / CAREGIVER.

Find me at www.azmca.org/forum or azmarijuana.com/forum/ 

http://azmarijuana.com/marijuana/pineapple-express-marijuana-strain-review/  

Solly
Solly

Yes another reason for the Baja Arizona secessionist movement to succeed. Up there, sectarian movements and Republican pols see cheap votes in blasting consumption of anything that alters one's state of mind -- except booze, tobacco, prescription drugs, weird religious practices, and golf. Down here, we believe in freedom and the right to choose one's lifestyle so long as no one gets hurt. We really need our own space.  But you can come and join us after BA leaves and legalizes.  Cheaper than visiting Colorado.

davewk2002
davewk2002

Thank you valleynative.  When I checked on those who had completed the poll they primarily do polls for the Republicans.  The earlier poll that actually asked questions regarding legalization and regulation like alcohol is focused more on what might be asked of voters.  I suspect that this one just has to do with someone being able to point to it to support their own personal views that probably do not conform to those of the majority of the voters in Arizona.  It's really not possible to say without knowing more specifically what they asked and who they asked.

jerrycook
jerrycook

Oppose cartels, Above ground and in control, fully legalized.  Save huge wasted cost & lives for worse under prohibition.  This plant helps a lot of people and they should not be made victims for prohibition profits.

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

So, how many polls have Scutari and Cieslak conducted, on what kind of issues, candidates or questions, and exactly how did any of them compare to actual results in real elections?

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Take it to a real vote and see what happens.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Too funny, since the current proposition in AZ doesn't even come close to legalizing pot.


davewk2002
davewk2002

Could someone please post a link to the actual study.  The sample polled and the wording of the questions are very important when figuring out what this means. Another New Times article stated that this organization does polls primarily for Republicans who tend to support prohibition rather than legalization and regulation.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@davewk2002 ... your pathetic fake "legalization" proposition will FAIL ...


... deservedly so.


Next time, cut the bullshit and actually LEGALIZE marijuana.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Cozz  "Take it to a real vote and see what happens."


HipTip: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.


hth.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay <== too much of a tool to be cool.  Just a turd, floating in the stool. 


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@arizonaeagletarian <== Fake "legalization" is just a CONTINUATION of CRIMINAL PROHIBITION against marijuana in Arizona.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@wozmgh  <== another moron too stupid to read, much less comprehend what the fake "legalization" initiative actually proposes.



wozmgh
wozmgh

You feel tough behind that keyboard don't you? How about sounding less like a 13 y/o on youtube, and be a little more grown up and constructive with your argument. Stupid douche bag.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@arizonaeagletarian ... it's obvious you're too lazy -- or stupid -- to have read that actual Arizona SAFER fake "legalization" proposal.


arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

@DonkeyHotay@arizonaeagletarianSeriously? Have you spelled out someplace what you mean and I just haven't seen it?


Duplicity? That's a new one. I just have no idea what you're talking about. It's standard communication practice to ask for clarification... if one cares to try to understand.

If all you're doing is playing a game, don't bother clarifying.

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