New CBS Poll Shows Increasing Support for Legalization Nationally

July 15 - A new nationwide CBS News poll reports 41% support for marijuana legalization. This is a 10% jump since the last CBS poll just four months ago! The West shows highest support: 46% for, 48% against (support would likely be higher within California). The under 35 age group is supportive; a majority of over 35-year-olds oppose.

The CBS poll figures are lower than the recent California Field poll results, but in the same ballpark. The results confirm that a pro-legalization majority is in the process of forming in the West, while a national majority is likely to emerge in coming years.

- D. Gieringer