Today our firm surveyed likely Mississippi voters to gauge public opinion on the recent decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court to invalidate Initiative 65. Our sample of 905 has a margin of error of +/- 3.26%. We used IVR surveys to reach landlines (44% of sample) and SMS technology for voters using mobile phones (56% of sample.) We weighted results for age, race and gender based on likely 2022 general election turnout.
Below are highlights.
- Only 22% of Mississippi voters in the survey agree with the MS Supreme Court decision to overturn the election on Medical Marijuana. The criticism is bipartisan-- only 29% of Trump/Reeves voters agree with the decision.
- 60% of voters favor a special session to address the issue of Medical Marijuana (including 58% of Trump/Reeves supporters.)
- 70% of voters say the legislature should pass a medical marijuana law that matches exactly the wording in the constitutional amendment approved by the voters’ last fall. (Including 63% of Trump/Reeves voters).
- A majority of voters are more likely to oppose a state legislator in the next election if that lawmaker continues to oppose medical marijuana.
- A plurality of voters support impeachment of a State Supreme Court justice who voted to overturn the 2020 Medical Marijuana election results. Only 27% oppose impeachment.
About Chism Strategies
Chism Strategies is a national political communications firm that regularly measures public opinion in Mississippi. This statewide survey was our undertaking with no input nor compensation from any outside person or organization.