As with many polls recently, Fox News found that majority of registered voters in the US think marijuana should be legalized. Most polls this year put the percent of americans favoring legal marijuana just above 50%, which is much higher than the 26% of support from a poll in 2001. Democrats remain the strongest supporters at around 62%, while older republicans have a 59% that oppose legalization. Change may be on the horizon as young republicans are much more open to change in drug laws and polls show 63% of approval.
The Fox poll is the latest survey to confirm what multiple recent polls have shown, that marijuana legalization finds its strongest supporters to be young, left-leaning male voters. Majorities of voters under age 35 and between the ages of 35 and 54 favor of legalization, while majorities of voters in the older demographics are increasingly opposed. Democrats lead the pack in support, at 62 percent, and independents trail them at 53 percent in favor. Republicans remain strongly opposed, at 59 percent.