Medical Marijuana, Minimum Wage Hike Poll Well in Florida
A Democratic-aligned Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll unveiled Wednesday finds a strong majority -- 65 percent -- of Floridians say they would support a state constitutional amendment favoring medical marijuana. Only 23 percent say they oppose it. Trial lawyer John Morgan, a prominent Democratic fundraiser, has led efforts to collect signatures to ensure the proposed amendment will be on the ballot in November. To pass, the amendment needs 60 percent support.
The poll finds Floridians are also leaning toward raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, with 62 percent supporting the idea and 29 percent opposing it.
Floridians are much more divided on same-sex marriage, with 47 percent approving of it and 43 percent disapproving of it.
The poll of 591 Florida voters was taken from Jan. 16-21.