According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in March, marijuana legalization is polling better than any 2016 Presidential candidate.

The poll, which surveyed voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, found that more than 80 percent of adults support medical marijuana and between 51 and 55 percent support legalizing small amounts for recreational use.

Although recreational cannabis is just slightly more popular than Hillary Clinton in these states, it’s crushing some of the Republican contenders. Recreational marijuana has twice the support of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in Ohio, and is more than three times as popular as Jeb Bush in Pennsylvania.

Of course, high polling numbers for marijuana don’t always mean good chances of electoral victories. However, as marijuana shows up on more and more ballots throughout the country, it’s quickly becoming a mainstream election issue that candidates will have to address.

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/06/in-key-swing-states-weed-is-polling-better-than-all-potential-2016-candidates/?tid=sm_fb

Photo Credit: Alan Grinberg

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