2008 Illinois Statewide Poll Results

625 registered voters interviewed February 9-16, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C.

Margin for error is plus or minus 4%.


QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

TOTAL OPPOSED

DON'T KNOW

 STATE

68%

 42%

26% 

12% 

15% 

27%

5%

 REGION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Chicago Metro

70%

 43%

 27%

 12%

 14%

 26%

 4%

 Downstate

65%

 40%

 25%

 13%

 16%

 29%

 6%

 SEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Men

66%

 39%

 27%

 13%

 15%

 28%

 6%

 Women

70%

 45%

25% 

 11%

 15%

 26%

 4%

 AGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 <50

75%

 45%

 30%

 10%

 10%

 20%

 5%

 50+

64%

 41%

 23%

 13%

 18%

 31%

 5%

 PARTY ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Democrat

82%

 57%

 25%

 7%

 7%

 14%

 4%

 Republican

54% 

 29%

 25%

 18%

 23%

 41%

 5%

 Independent

68%

 37%

 31%

 11%

 16%

 27%

 5%


QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

 

TOTAL MORE LIKELY 

MUCH MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

MUCH LESS LIKELY

TOTAL LESS LIKELY 

 NO DIFFERENCE

DON'T KNOW

 STATE

49%

 26%

23% 

10% 

10% 

20%

 26%

5%

 REGION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Chicago Metro

51%

 27%

 24%

 10%

 9%

 19%

 24%

 5%

 Downstate

45%

 23%

 22%

 10%

 11%

 21%

 28%

 6%

 SEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Men

47%

 24%

 23%

 10%

 13%

 23%

 25%

 5%

 Women

51%

 28%

23% 

 10%

 7%

 17%

 27%

 5%

 AGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 <50

58%

 31%

 27%

 8%

 5%

 13%

 25%

 4%

 50+

43%

 23%

20%

 11%

 13%

 24%

 27%

 6%

 PARTY ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Democrat

61%

 31%

 30%

 7%

 5%

 12%

 24%

 3%

 Republican

36% 

19%

 17%

 14%

 15%

 29%

 28%

 7%

 Independent

46%

 25%

 21%

 10%

 11%

 21%

 27%

 6%


QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.
 
Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?

 

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE 

 STATE

67%

23%

10%

 REGION

 

 

 

 Chicago Metro

69%

21%

10% 

 Downstate

65%

25%

10% 

 SEX

 

 

 

 Men

64%

25%

11%

 Women

70% 

21% 

9%

 AGE

 

 

 

 <50

73% 

20%

7%

 50+

63%

25%

12%

 PARTY ID

 

 

 

 Democrat

80%

9% 

11%

 Republican

53%

38%

9%

 Independent

65%

25%

10%


REGIONAL POLLS:

EAST ST. LOUIS REGIONAL POLL RESULTS

400 registered voters interviewed February 12-14, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C.
Margin for error is plus or minus 5%.

QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

DON'T KNOW

REGION

71%  

47%

24%

12%

12%

5%

Support margin in St. Louis suburbs: 71% - 24%.

QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

 

TOTAL MORE LIKELY

MUCH MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

MUCH LESS LIKELY 

NO DIFFERENCE 

DON'T KNOW 

 REGION

51%      

28%

23%

8%

8%

27%

6%

More likely to vote for vs. less likely to support pro-medical marijuana legislators — margin in the St. Louis suburbs: 51% to 16% with 27% saying no difference and 6% unsure.

QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.

Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE

 REGION

68%

23%

9%

NOTE: The East St. Louis Regional Poll was conducted in the following Illinois counties: Calhoun, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Bond, Clinton, Washington, St. Clair and Monroe.


SPRINGFIELD, REGIONAL POLL RESULTS

400 registered voters interviewed February 12-14, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C.
Margin for error is plus or minus 5%.

QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

69%

44%

25%

11%

13%

7%

Support margin in the Springfield Metro: 69% - 24%.

QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

  TOTAL MORE LIKELY MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY NO DIFFERENCE DON'T KNOW
 REGION 40%      19% 21% 10% 10% 32% 8%

More likely to vote for vs. less likely to support pro-medical marijuana legislators — margin in the Springfield Metro: 40% to 20% with 32% saying no difference and 8% unsure.

QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.

Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?   
 

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE

 REGION

66%  

23%

11%

NOTE: The Springfield Regional Poll was conducted in the following Illinois counties: Sagamon, Morgan, Menard, Logan, Macon, and Christian.


ROCKFORD REGIONAL POLL RESULTS

400 registered voters interviewed February 12-14, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C.
Margin for error is plus or minus 5%.

QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

65%      

42%

23%

13%

15%

7%

Support margin in the Rockford Metro:  65% - 28%

QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

 

TOTAL MORE LIKELY

MUCH MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

MUCH LESS LIKELY

NO DIFFERENCE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

49%     

26%

23%

10%

10%

27%

4%

More likely to vote for vs. less likely to support pro-medical marijuana legislators — margin in the Rockford Metro: 49% to 20% with 27% saying no difference and 4% unsure.

QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.

Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?
 

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE

 REGION

62%

26%

12%

NOTE: The Rockford Regional Poll was conducted in the following Illinois counties: Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, Ogle and DeKalb.


CHAMPAIGN/BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS POLL RESULTS

400 registered voters interviewed February 9-11, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C.
Margin for error is plus or minus 5%.

QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

62%

36%

26%

14%

19%

5%

Support margin in the Champaign/Bloomington Metro regions: 62% - 33%.

QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

 

TOTAL MORE LIKELY

MUCH MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

MUCH LESS LIKELY

NO DIFFERENCE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

49%     

25%

24%

9%

14%

23%

5%

More likely to vote for vs. less likely to support pro-medical marijuana legislators — margin in the Champaign/Bloomington Metro regions: 49% to 23% with 23% saying no difference and 5% unsure.

QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.

Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?
 

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE

 REGION

67%

25%

8%

NOTE: The Champaign/Bloomington Regional Poll was conducted in the following Illinois counties: Champaign, Vermillion, Douglas, Piatt, DeWitt, McLean, Ford and Livingston.


PEORIA REGIONAL POLL RESULTS

400 registered voters interviewed February 9-11, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C. 
Margin for error is plus or minus 4.5%.
      

QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

59%

31%

28%

13%

21%

7%

Support margin in the Peoria Metro: 59% - 34%.

QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

  TOTAL MORE LIKELY

MUCH MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

MUCH LESS LIKELY

NO DIFFERENCE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

39%

17%

22%

12%

13%

30%

6%

More likely to vote for vs. less likely to support pro-medical marijuana legislators — margin in the Peoria Metro: 39% to 25% with 30% saying no difference and 6% unsure.

QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.

Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?
 

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE

 REGION

63%

29%

8%

NOTE: The Peoria Regional Poll was conducted in the following Illinois counties: Peoria, Knox, Stark, Marshall, Woodford, Tazwell, Mason and Fulton.


DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLL RESULTS

400 registered voters interviewed February 9-11, 2008 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C.
Margin for error is plus or minus 5%.

QUESTION: This year, the Illinois legislature will consider a bill to make Illinois the 13th state to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Do you support allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it? Is that strongly/somewhat oppose/support?

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING

STRONGLY SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT SUPPORT

SOMEWHAT OPPOSE

STRONGLY OPPOSE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

56%    

32%

24%

15%

22%

7%

Support margin in DuPage County: 56% - 37%.

QUESTION: Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for your state legislator if he or she votes for legislation to allow seriously ill patients to grow and use medical marijuana for personal use upon the recommendation of a doctor? Is that much more/less likely?

 

TOTAL MORE LIKELY

MUCH MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY

SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY

MUCH LESS LIKELY

NO DIFFERENCE

DON'T KNOW

 REGION

39%

21%

18%

11%

18%

26%

6%

More likely to vote for vs. less likely to support pro-medical marijuana legislators — margin in DuPage County: 39% to 29% with 26% saying no difference and 6% unsure.

QUESTION: Some say allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes sends the wrong message and encourages drug use. Others believe that marijuana can be regulated for medical use, and that the government should allow it for seriously and terminally ill patients when a doctor recommends it.

Which position do you agree with more: (ORDER ROTATED)

  • Medical marijuana should be allowed to the seriously ill, or
  • Allowing medical marijuana sends the wrong message?

 

SHOULD BE ALLOWED

SENDS WRONG MESSAGE

NOT SURE

 REGION

60%

31%

9%

Note: The DuPage Regional Poll consisted of voters in only DuPage County.

 

 

 

 



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