By David Madden
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Americans were asked in a recent poll to, in effect, choose between two vices: internet gaming or recreational marijuana.READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Of Marriott Hotel In Center City
New Jersey is one of four states now offering online betting within its borders. Fairleigh Dickinson’s Public Mind poll asked 1,100 plus adults nationwide if that’s such a good idea.
“63-percent of people are currently opposed to any kind of attempt to make online gambling legal nationwide with a quarter who actually approve of it,” poll director Krista Jenkins says.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured After Car, Flatbed Truck Collide On White Horse Pike In Winslow Township
They’re a little more agreeable to pot, with 50-percent giving it a thumbs up while 44-percent vote it down.
And when forced to choose between the two, marijuana wins 52-20 over betting.MORE NEWS: Stolen Trailer With Barrels Of Oil Leads To Hazmat Situation In Strawberry Mansion
Washington State and Colorado allow for people to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. A New Jersey legislator is trying to push a similar proposal, but it doesn’t appear to be getting much support.