UD poll: Majority favor legalized marijuana

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$15 an hour minimum wage favored; worries over rigged elections.

A University of Delaware Center for Political Communication survey finds nearly six in ten Delawareans favor, legalizing marijuana, with  a majority of those polled at least mildly concerned over the election being rigged.

The survey showed that jobs and public safety are the top concerns of Delawareans as Election Day approaches.

Twenty percent named   jobs,  unemployment, or wages as the most important problem facing Delaware.

Another 20 percent  indicated that  crime or public safety issues was a  top concern. Education follows with 10 percent,  with  7 percent   saying  that the economy is the state’s most important problem.

The  telephone survey, conducted on September 16- 28, 2016, interviewed 900 registered Delaware voters by landline and cell phone.

The survey also sought  opinions about several key issues in state and national election campaigns.

Of those surveyed, 61 percent  favor making the use of marijuana legal. Also,, 55 percent  favor the death penalty for murder.

Nearly six in ten favor an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.  A   bare majority approves  of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010.

Many of those surveyed expressed concerns about the integrity of the election process. Sixty-five percent were somewhat or very concerned about voter fraud, with larger majorities worried about hackers breaking into election systems.

The National Agenda Opinion Project research was funded by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication (CPC) and the William P. Frank Foundation.

The study was supervised by the CPC’s Research Director, Paul Brewer, a professor in the Departments of Communication and Political Science & International Relations.

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