Arizona Voters Oppose Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Arizona Voters Oppose Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Poll of Likely Voters Shows Initiative Will Lose by Two-to-One Margin

PHOENIX – This afternoon Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party released the results of a poll showing 58 percent of likely voters will vote to oppose the legalization of mariijuana, with only 31 percent supporting the measure and only 11 percent undecided.

“Not only is this dangerous measure not going anywhere with the voters, the results show more than enough people have already made up their minds and that the undecideds won’t matter,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “Legalizing drugs is a bad idea and the voters fully understand this issue, and that means no amount of money is going to flip this issue around.”

Arizona Republican Party Political Director George Khalaf said, “These results show marijuana legalization is dead on arrival. It is clear that even though past polls simply surveying heads of households showed the race close, likely voters are strong in their opposition.”

Khalaf noted that more than 70 percent of Republicans oppose the measure, joined by 55 percent of independent voters.

Methodology: The Arizona Republican Party conducted the automated survey on July 1st and 2nd from a sample of likely voters in the state of Arizona. Respondents were high-efficacy, registered voters that also self identified as either “Extremely Likely” or “Very Likely” to vote in the November 2016 General Election. The sample size was 1,689 completed surveys with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.