Poll: Support grows for recreational marijuana; majority favors change to abortion lawPosted by On

Arkansas voters support a ballot initiative by a 2-to-1 margin to legalize recreational marijuana, and, by a slim margin, they want to see changes made to the state’s abortion law.

The latest Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 835 likely Arkansas voters was conducted on Sept. 12 and has a margin of error of +/-3.8%.

Q. On November 8th, voters will be asked to consider one proposed constitutional amendment proposed by the people. Issue 4 would authorize the possession, personal use, and consumption of cannabis by adults in Arkansas sold by licensed adult use dispensaries and provide for the regulation of those facilities. If the election were held today, would you vote for or against Issue 4?

58.5% For
29% Against
12.5% Undecided

A Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll conducted in February 2022 showed support for adult use recreational cannabis at 53.5%.

“This issue is in the hands of the Arkansas Supreme Court to determine if it will appear on the ballot this year. If it does, voters are poised to support it overwhelmingly,” said Roby Brock, Talk Business & Politics Editor-in-Chief. “We see support for the measure across a variety of demographics suggesting that opponents will have a tough time peeling off votes to defeat the proposal. Should it be kicked off the ballot this cycle, our polling suggests it may just be a matter of when, not if, that it becomes legal in Arkansas.”

Q. Currently abortions are illegal in Arkansas except…

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