Most Americans agree with Tom Wolf on legal medical marijuana

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     Well-wishers surround Tom Wolf shortly after his victory over Tom Corbett in November. (Matt Rourke/AP photo, file)

    Well-wishers surround Tom Wolf shortly after his victory over Tom Corbett in November. (Matt Rourke/AP photo, file)

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s support for legalizing medical marijuana in some situations resonates with the American public, a majority of whom in fact now favor legalizing marijuana in general.

    Also in Pennsylvania, Pike County prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another. Nationwide, Americans still support the use of the death penalty in cases of murder and think that it is not used frequently enough.

    As we move into 2015, the oldest baby boomers (those born in 1946) will be within one year of reaching the magic 70 mark. Conventional wisdom has it that aging boomers are staying in the work force and refusing to retire. But … new research casts doubt on that. And new Gallup research shows that older employees are more engaged than younger workers.

    Lastly, most respondents are aware of the “Deflategate” controversy in advance of Super Bowl Sunday. Those who care tilt towards saying that the New England Patriots cheated — but many don’t care.

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