Poll: Most Nevada Voters Oppose Legalizing Pot

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A statewide poll finds a majority of voters in Nevada are opposed to legalizing and taxing marijuana.

Of the 625 people surveyed for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV, 52 percent said they didn't want to look to marijuana as a revenue source. The poll said 42 percent of likely voters favor legalizing marijuana.

Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. conducted the survey Monday through Wednesday. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

The results were made available on Sunday.

According to the survey, Republicans oppose legalizing and taxing marijuana by a 69 percent to 27 percent margin. Democrats support legalization 53 percent to 38 percent. Independents are in support 51 percent to 46 percent.

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