April 19th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
11 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – April 9-10 – Gay Marriage. Marijuana

TOPICS: Gay marriage, legalizing marijuana

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Ryan NC

    Why in this poll gay marriage is put as equal to drug use? It will skew the results!

    April 19, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Kingfisher

    Dear CNN,

    I know how hard can be to reach them, but if you keep omitting the 20million+ in the 18-34 demographic your polls won't accurately reflect American opinion.

    April 19, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  3. Kingfisher

    I know how difficult can be to reach them, but if you keep overlooking the 20million+ in the 18-34 demographic your polls won't accurately reflect American opinion.

    April 19, 2011 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. M. Valenti

    I am disturbed by the fact that you actually released the results from the is poll without including any responses from adults in the 18 – 24 range. The results are incedibly bias and CNN should have more integrity.

    April 19, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Kingfisher

    Thanks for clearing that.. your filters REALLY need to be less sensitive ;D

    April 19, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    There is not much that can legally be done to prohibit gay marriage, despite the fact I feel it is not right.

    Some of the greatest ideas seem to have come about from a mind under the influence of Marijuana. Ever read the original Tolkien where he describes Hobbits smoking "pipe-weed", which was the cause of their veracious appetites? I have always wondered what it was that Einstein found so comforting in his pipe during his "thought experiments"?

    April 19, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  7. Tony

    Really CNN? No votes from the 18-24 age range? I thought you guys were above Fox News. Then again, with the BS that comes out of Nancy Grace's mouth, I'm not that surprised.

    April 19, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  8. Marco

    I predict that both these polls would actually be higher (in favor of both) if the people at cnn would actually recognize the youth population, between 18-34 years old. They are a large sector of the population and should be recognized at these national issues.

    April 19, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  9. California Conservative


    All of their polls are skewed.

    April 19, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  10. annie s

    No one who can do anything about it will admit it, but legalizing marijuana would greatly help our economic woes. Think of the money spent on the "war on drugs", the money spent incarcerating people for marijuana use and sales and the money spent trying to curb the Mexican drug cartels....add to that a new source of tax revenue, and it should be a no-brainer.

    April 19, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  11. concerned4Fla

    The real insight from the data can be found by examining the Tea Party favor/oppose/neutral fields near the bottom. Those folks are extremely biased on social issues and way out of skew. Clearly, the tea party = the far right wing on social issues as well as economic.

    April 19, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  12. gt

    tax pot .... to many have gone to jail for a little dope....and to many drug growers are getting rich...

    April 19, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  13. Henry Juhala

    The gay marriage poll pretty much matches the recent ABC/Washington Post poll of a month ago on gay marriage. In the latter poll they found 53 percent favored gay marriage, 44 oposed and 3 no opinion. If the younger 18 to 24 age range were included in the CNN poll, the results would have likely been at 53 percent in favor or greater, depending on the number of younger voters polled. The bottom line is this is a big turn around from 2008 and 2009 where gay marriage was only favored by 44 percent of voters. Now voters are polling at 51 percent in favor of gay marriage in this CNN poll. All trends are that this will only increase more, particularly as younger voters are added to the mix. If we took a vote now in some place like California on gay marriage all indications are that it would win. I say let's put gay marriage back on the ballot again in California and let the people decide once and for all.

    April 19, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  14. joe salters

    You must have polled san Francisco, you wouldn't get 10 % in favor of in the rest of the country.

    April 19, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  15. Daryl

    ridiculous poll

    April 19, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |