64% in Gallup National poll say" Feds should respect Washington pot initiativeSubmitted by sailingaway on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 01:11
"Sixty-four percent of those surveyed in a national Gallup Poll do not want the federal government enforcing federal anti-marijuana laws in the states — Washington and Colorado — that have recently voted to legalize possession, growing and sale of small amounts of cannabis.
Reacting to November’s votes in the Evergreen State and the Centennial State, Gallup posed the following question:
“As you may know, marijuana use is legal in some states. Do you think the federal government should take steps to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in those states, or not?”
The result: 34 percent said yes, 64 percent answered no. The poll was taken between Nov. 26 and 29. Overall, in the poll, Americans are almost evenly divided on the question of whether marijuana should be legal: 48 percent (and 60 percent of those under 30) said yes, 50 percent answered no."