Poll: Medical marijuana initiative at 63% in Florida (Is that good or bad?)

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The prospects of medical marijuana passing the necessary 60% threshold next year on a presidential ballot are looking pretty good, according to the latest survey from Public Policy Polling.

Sixty-three percent of voters say they would pass such an initiative, to only 29 percent who say they would be opposed.

Democrats (78/15) overwhelmingly favor it with independents (61/32) slightly over the passage threshold, and even a narrow plurality of Republicans (47/44) for it as well. The generational divide also makes it clear it’s only a matter of time before looser marijuana laws go into place — young voters (75/18) are nearly unanimous in their support for this initiative while seniors (53/40) give it its lowest level of support.

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