Near majority of Canadians back legal pot but it doesn’t look like a vote-getter in 2019: poll

'We certainly see it’s not a vote-getter among Conservatives or NDP, or even Green Party [supporters],' says Campaign Research CEO Eli Yufest
The Hill Times (Canada)
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Canadians are divided on legalizing recreational marijuana, with nearly half supporting the sale and distribution of the illicit substance, however most say it won’t influence whether they vote Liberal in 2019, according to a new poll. The Campaign Research survey, conducted Sept. 8 to 11, found that 49 per cent of respondents approved legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in 2018, as proposed by the Liberal government, with another 39 per cent disapproving. The numbers are largely in line with the results of a Campaign Research poll in April when 50 per cent approved and 38 per cent disapproved.