Not much support for Recreational Pot in ND

Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 3:09 PM CDT
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North Dakotans aren't ready for recreational marijuana, according to the latest polling by Valley News Live. It's measure number three on the upcoming November ballot. The survey, which was conducted by Strategic Research Associates of Austin, Texas shows that almost 59% are against recreational pot, 30% support it and 11% are undecided. If approved, measure three would also provide for the automatic removal of past marijuana convictions from criminal records in the state.

Another constitutional measure is number one. Our polling found that 41% support establishing an ethics commission, banning foreign political contributions and enacting provisions related to lobbying and conflicts of interest. 28% are against it and a large number, 31% are undecided.

An overwhelming percentage supports measure number two, which amends the North Dakota constitution to state that only citizens are qualified to vote in federal, state, local or school elections. Just 19% are against it.

Finally, measure four is doing well among likely voters. This would provide partially personalized license plates to volunteer emergency responders that would provide free access to state parks. 56% are for it, 24% against and 19% are unsure.

A total of 650 likely voters were surveyed from September 17th to the 27th on both landline and cell phones. We have attached all of the results from the polling, including the U.S. Senate and House races.

The principles, who run Strategic Research Associates, head up the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. Here is their website: