Massachusetts: Progressive On Same-Sex Marriage And Marijuana Legalization

A new poll by Public Policy Polling reaffirms the progressive street cred of the state of Massachusetts. PPP polled 936 Massachusetts voters and found a large majority support same-sex marriage as well as legalization of medical marijuana.

PPP: Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal or illegal?
Legal: 59%
Illegal: 31%
Not Sure: 11%

67% of Massachusetts voters say legalization of gay marriage has had no impact on their life.

PPP also asked an additional question to show the distinction in support for gay marriage compared to civil unions for gay couples.

Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry: 55%
Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry: 31%
There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship: 12%
Not sure: 2%

On medical marijuana, Massachusetts voters were just as clear.

PPP: Would you support or oppose a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts?
Support: 53%
Oppose: 35%
Not Sure: 11%

A majority of Massachusetts voters also support legalizing assisted suicide (43% to 37% – 11% Not Sure).

38% of Massachusetts voters say they are ‘very liberal’ or ‘somewhat liberal’. 36% identify as ‘moderate’. 26% say they are ‘somewhat conservative’ or ‘very conservative’.

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