Pot Polling Update

Andrew Sullivan —  Sep 17 2012 @ 11:30am


Good news from Colorado – Amendment 64, which would legalize marijuana, has 51 percent support from likely voters:

Across every income bracket and in every age group except those 65 and older, more voters told pollsters they support the measure than oppose it, though some of the leads fall within the 4-percentage-point margin of error. Voters younger than 35 support the measure by a margin of 30 percentage points, 61 percent to 31 percent, according to the poll.

Paul Armentano rounds up more polling on various marijuana measures. On Washington state’s legalization initiative:

[I]n Washington, nearly six out of ten voters say they intend to decide in favor of I-502, according to a Survey USA poll released [last] week. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they will vote ‘yes’ on the measure, versus only 34 percent who said they would vote ‘no.’ Nine percent remain undecided.

These are good numbers, but in the past, support has evaporated the closer we get to election day. Here’s hoping the sanity will last this time.