Cannabis referendum result on a knife-edge, new UMR poll suggestsPosted by On

The cannabis referendum is on a knife-edge, with a new poll suggesting voters are narrowly leaning towards a yes vote.

A new poll released by the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Drug Foundation this morning shows 49 per cent of respondents support the legislation, while 45 per cent oppose it.

When those who responded “unsure” were asked which way they were leaning, a further 2 per cent leaned in favour of voting for legalising recreational use of cannabis.

The results differ with a recent Colmar Brunton poll, released on September 26, which showed support for the legislation was going up in smoke.

TVNZ’s Colmar Brunton poll saw just 35 per cent of respondents saying they supported the bill, with 53 per cent of respondents opposed.

And the latest Newshub Reid-Research, released six days ago, showed just 37.9 per cent of responders in favour of the legislation, compared to the 50.5 per cent against it.

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