The numbers in eight polls taken since January 2015 vary widely as to whether people of Florida support the legalization of medical marijuana. But the polls all agree that over 60 percent — the percentage needed to pass Amendment 2 in November’s general election — said they were ready to vote yes on the change in the state’s constitution.

The two surveys that showed the highest level of approval were done by the widely respected Quinnipiac University Poll, which posted results that said 80 percent of 1,051 respondents in a May survey supported the measure.

Sixteen percent, the poll said, were opposed to the amendment. The poll said 71 percent of Republicans and 87 percent of Democrats along with 84 percent of independent voters approved of the amendment change.

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