A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports gathered that 47% of Americans “now believe the country should legalize and tax marijuana in order to help solve the nation’s fiscal problems.”

Perhaps even more telling, a lesser percentage of only 42% whole-heartedly disagreed with that statement. The remaining 10% are “undecided” on the issue.

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While I don’t typically lend credence to surveys (because of samples sizes and variation), Rasmussen is a legitimate polling source:

The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 24-25, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

For reference, the entire question, as posed on the poll, asked “To help solve America’s fiscal problems, should the country legalize and tax marijuana?”

Do you think legalizing marijuana would make a dent in the nation’s deficit? Let us know in the comments.


[Rasmussen Reports]

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