POLL: Maryland Voters Weigh In on Gun Laws, Marijuana, Fantasy Sports

A majority of Maryland residents want stricter gun laws and the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, poll results released Wednesday show.

The NBC4/Marist Maryland Poll conducted this month ahead of the April 26 primary surveyed Maryland voters about the presidential candidates, the race for a U.S. Senate seat and a handful of key issues.

Here's where Maryland voters told us they stand on three top issues:

Marijuana: More than two-thirds of Maryland voters included in the poll, 68 percent, included in the poll said they agreed with the change in state law to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Twenty-six percent of voters surveyed said they disagreed, and 6 percent of voters were unsure. There was a 1.9 percentage point margin of error for each of the questions on issues.

Gun Laws: A majority of voters polled, 59 percent, said they wanted laws covering the sale of guns to be more strict. Twenty-four percent of voters said to keep gun laws as they are now, and 14 percent said the laws should be less strict. Just 3 percent of voters were not sure.

Fantasy Sports: Voters were split on whether to make online fantasy sports sites, like FanDuel and DraftKings, legal in Maryland. 43 percent of voters said they would oppose a referendum to make the sites legal. 40 percent of voters said they would support a measure, and 17 percent said they were unsure.


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The NBC4/Marist Maryland Poll, conducted April 5 through April 9, surveyed a total of 2,563 registered voters, including 775 likely Democratic primary voters and 368 likely Republican primary voters.

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