Polls differ on medical marijuana

by: Samuel King Updated:

Medical Marijuana 01-22-14
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Support for medical marijuana in Florida may depend on who’s asking the questions. The latest Gravis Marketing poll found 64 percent of registered voters would vote for the medical marijuana amendment on the November ballot.

While that would exceed the 60 percent threshold needed for approval, the figure is far less than the 88 percent support for medical marijuana found by a Quinnipiac University poll in July.

The Quinnipiac poll asked a general question about support, but the Gravis Marketing survey made specific reference to the ballot measure.

The make-up of the sample, along with the questions, can both contribute to a poll’s findings, according to Michael Binder, an assistant professor of political science at the University of North Florida.