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Survey: New Yorkers back legal pot, not immigrant licenses

Those two issues are among the highest-profile items on lawmakers' to-do list before they adjourn for the year next week.

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 10:22 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A newly published poll from Siena College shows New York state residents strongly support legalizing recreational marijuana but not legislation that would permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

Those two issues are among the highest-profile items on lawmakers' to-do list before they adjourn for the year next week.

The survey published on Monday indicates that 55 percent of registered voters in the state support legalizing pot, while 41 percent support the immigrant license bill.

Meanwhile, respondents strongly support legislative proposals that would eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements, with 72 percent saying they back the idea.

The telephone poll of 812 registered voters was conducted between June 2 and last Thursday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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