Voters Say War on Drugs is a Loser
Voters agree: the War on Drugs is a sham
By Jordan Smith,
5:57PM, Wed. Oct. 15, 2008
Voters agree: the drug war is a losing proposition.
According to a recent poll by Zogby International, 76% of voters say the war on drugs is failing -- that includes the vast majority of Democratic voters (86%) and a majority of Republicans (61%).
When asked about the best way to remedy the problem, 27% of the more than 4,500 likely voters polled said it would be best to legalize some drugs; 19% said that treatment and education should be a top focus.
The results of the poll are not surprising, Jack Cole, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, told Join Together: "Voters are ready for reform of our nation's failed drug prohibition policies," he said. "But when will lawmakers get the message?"