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Poll: New York Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

Siena College released a poll Monday indicating that 56-percent of New York voters support recreational marijuana legalization. Of the respondents, 57-percent of the Independents surveyed support legalization. Two-thirds of the Democrats polled support legalization. Republicans, on the other hand, aren’t supportive as 57-percent oppose legalization.

In New York City, 60-percent of voters support legalization, according to AuburnPub.com. In the suburbs downstate, 55-percent support legalization and 52-percent of upstate residents show support.

Steve Greenberg, Auburn pollster, said, “Voters 55 and older are closely divided, while three-quarters of voters under 35 support legalization.”

Governor Cuomo remains unsupportive, but is awaiting study results examining the health and economic impacts of legalization before making further judgments.