Poll says Florida voters would legalize medical marijuana

82 percent support legalizing medical marijuana, Quinnipiac University poll says

Author: Erik Sandoval, Reporter, esandoval@wkmg.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:13:27 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 21 2013 09:27:13 PM EST

According to new poll numbers, if the election were held on Thursday in the state of Florida, legalizing medical marijuana would win by a landslide.

The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, asked 1,646 registered voters in Florida, asking them, "Do you support or oppose allowing adults in Florida to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?"

Eighty-two percent indicated they would support the measure, while 16 percent said they don't support it.

The measure is expected to appear on the November 2014 ballot at which time voters will also head to the polls to choose a governor for the state.

In the same survey, voters were asked who they would choose if the election was held today.

Forty-seven percent said they would choose democrat Charlie Crist, who recently announced he is running for the office he used to hold in Tallahassee. Forty percent chose current governor Rick Scott.

On Friday, the university was expected to release results of another poll that shows who the favored candidates are in the 2016 presidential election.