HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new poll shows Montana voters support a more restrictive medical marijuana law, oppose repealing the death penalty and would like to see environmental laws relaxed to encourage more coal, oil and natural gas development.
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research last week interviewed 625 registered Montana voters who said they expect to vote in the general election. The poll, commissioned by Lee Newspapers of Montana, has a margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Poll results show 44 percent are in favor of keeping the more restrictive medical marijuana law passed by the 2011 Legislature while 31 percent want the state to go back to the original 2004 voter-passed initiative. One quarter are undecided.
By a nearly 2-1 margin, those surveyed opposed repealing the death penalty while 52 percent supported more fossil fuel development.