Voters in Connecticut overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana, a new Quinnipiac University survey shows.
Overall, support for ending cannabis prohibition clocks in at 59 percent for to 36 percent against.
There is majority support for legalization in nearly every demographic, including Democrats, Republicans, independents, men, women, whites and nonwhites. Only people over 65 years of age are in opposition.
Outgoing Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) does not support legalization, but Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont does. Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski says more research is needed before the state ends cannabis prohibition.
Lamont leads Sefanowski 53 percent to 37 percent in the new survey.
The Connecticut polling results are similar to those of other surveys released this week that found strong majority voter support for legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and Wisconsin.
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