Pot is less partisan

In Ohio, the pro-choice position passed by an almost equal margin on abortion and pot. On closer inspection, however, pot did relatively better than abortion in GOP areas, and vice versa. There is a significant segment of pro-pot Republicans and anti-pot Democrats, more than on abortion:



5 Responses to “Pot is less partisan”

  1. Gravatar of Brandon Berg Brandon Berg
    8. November 2023 at 00:43

    An interesting question to consider is what the least partisan controversial policy issues are. That is, for policy questions with no more than a 60/40 or 55/45 split among the overall population, which ones have the smallest partisan gap?

    I remember seeing a survey suggesting that some animal rights issue was a surprisingly good candidate, but I can’t find it now.

  2. Gravatar of Matthias Matthias
    8. November 2023 at 04:23

    Brandon, to add: I would also be interesting to follow these things over time. Issues can become partisan (and presumably less partsian) over time.

  3. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    8. November 2023 at 07:48

    Brandon, Trade? YIMBYism?

  4. Gravatar of Student Student
    8. November 2023 at 09:14

    I was thinking the exact same thing last night. Crazy how you get almost the exact same final tally, yet issue 2 gets there in a much less polarized way. The other interesting thing is that suburban counties seem to have similar tallies between the two issues while urban and rural counties have quite different ones. Look at Cuyahoga and Franklin counties and Putnam and Auglaize compared to say Lake and Wood counties as a few examples.

  5. Gravatar of Ricardo Ricardo
    8. November 2023 at 18:06

    Babyboomers think about the dumbest things.

    What is the population size? I’m concerned. I think it’s a problem. How much marijuana does the conservative party consume? I think that is a problem. We should force feed them.

    Cow farts are a problem.
    You are consuming too much steak. I don’t like it. I’m going to ban it.
    I don’t like your stove. I’m banning it.
    I don’t like you swimming without a vest on.
    We need lists of speech.
    Wear a seatbelt. I demand it.
    Russia sucks.
    Republicans suck.
    War is cool.

    LOL. You got to love the Babyboomers.

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