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Poll shows US split on legalizing pot, against online betting

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (WREX) — A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll shows U.S. residents are split over whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, but strongly against online gambling.

The poll released Thursday found 50 percent of Americans were for legal marijuana use, while 27 percent supported legal Internet gambling in the 47 states that don't allow it. Currently, only New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware allow online gambling, but at least 10 other states are or recently considered it.

Younger people and Democrats had the strongest support for marijuana legalization.

The nationwide poll of 1,151 adults aged 18 and older was conducted over the phone with both landlines and cell phones between April 21 and April 27. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
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