A new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll shows support dropping for the initiative to legalize medical use of marijuana with a doctor's approval from a state-regulated dispensary.
The Oct. 18 sounding showed respondents opposed to the measure 54-38, a marked change from 47-46 support in late July.
Official Arkansas, led by law enforcement, has been steadily beating the drum against pain relief for sick people. I did see some new advertising from Arkansans for Compassionate Care last night that effectively made the point for the need for access to marijuana, using a real person (non-threatening, older). Whether such a campaign can turn around a gap as wide as this poll indicates is a good question.
Interesting demographic: People identified as Democrats favored the measure 51-39. Independents likewise favored it 53-37. Republicans opposed it 71-23.
What explains Texas' improvement? Didn't they reject Medicaid expansion? Or is their improvement an illusion…
It ain't over til it's over, Max. My relatively conservative neighbors (the wife idolizes Reagan)…
Max, How have these polls fared in the past?