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Poll: Residents In New Jersey Want Pot More Than Online Gambling

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds more New Jersey residents want to smoke pot than gamble over the Internet.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll finds 41 percent of respondents would support smoking marijuana recreationally if it became legal.

That compares to only 32 percent who support gambling over the Internet, which is legal in New Jersey now.

The poll finds support for online gambling has fallen, even as it enters its third full month and more than 150,000 online gambling accounts have been set up in the state.

The poll of 734 registered voters was conducted by phone from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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