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Poll: US split on legal pot, against online bets

Local News | May 08, 2014

Poll: US split on legal pot, against online bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Americans in a poll are split over whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. But the same poll finds them solidly opposed to online gambling.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Thursday finds 50 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana use, while only 27 percent support legalizing Internet gambling in the 47 states that don’t yet allow it.

Only New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware currently allow Internet gambling, but at least 10 other states are or recently considered legalizing it.

Democrats and younger people showed the strongest support for legalizing pot.

The nationwide poll of 1,151 adults 18 and older who reside in the United States was conducted by phone with both landline and cellphones from April 21-27, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.