Results have been tabulated and 82 percent of Americans agree that the war on drugs has been a total flop.
Results have been tabulated and 82 percent of Americans agree that The War on Drugs has been a total flop.
The Rasmussen Reports poll also determined only 4 percent of the US population declared it a victory.
Among those professing it a failure, opinions differ on how much of the country’s financial resources should continue to be put into it.
A bit over half of respondents said there are just too many people doing time in the expensive to maintain prison system.
Their feelings coincide with the announcement of a recent decision by the US Attorney General to adjust the sentencing threshold for low-level drug convictions.
The move will result in fewer non-violent offenders ending up incarcerated.
Out and out legalizing marijuana, though, remains controversial.
44 percent said go ahead, and 42 percent remained opposed to the move.
The public attitude on the drug war overall was mirrored by New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker.
Recently he tweeted, “The war on drugs has been a tremendous failure driving poverty and disparity & not helping us achieve greater security or health.”