Stockton Poll: N.J. Residents Split Evenly In Marijuana Legalization Debate

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A new poll reveals that the citizens of New Jersey are split on whether or not they want to see the state legalize recreational marijuana.

According to the results of a new poll released by the Stockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, New Jersey residents are nearly split 50/50 over whether to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

And while 75-percent of those surveyed say they do not use and will never use marijuana, nearly one-in-four respondents said they would either try the drug if it became legal or if they currently use it, they will continue to do so.

The poll also revealed that while the majority of New Jerseyans support Governor Phil Murphy's millionaire tax proposal and free community college, many are still undecided about their thoughts about the new governor.

One-in-three respondents say they are not familiar with Murphy or are unsure what to think of him.

Officials with Stockton surveyed 728 people between Thursday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 29th to come up with the results.

To view the full results of this poll visit stockton.edu/hughescenter.

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