A little more than half of registered voters nationwide believe that marijuana should be leagal, according to a poll from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday.
The poll shows that 51 percent of voters believe the country's prohibition on marijuana should end, while 44 percent do not. But the issue of legalization creates a divide along partisan, gender and generational lines.
Nearly 60 percent of Democrats support legalization, while a little under 70 percent of Republicans are opposed. Fifty-nine percent of men believe pot should be made legal, but 52 percent of women do not. And large majorities of voters under the age of 30 and between the ages of 30 and 44 are in favor of legalization, while 56 percent of voters over the age of 65 are not.