Pot Polling Update

Legalization in Colorado is losing steam:

A SurveyUSA poll released Sunday shows Colorado's marijuana legalization initiative, Amendment 64, still winning, but with a shrinking lead and with approval under 50%. A University of Denver poll released a week earlier had Amendment 64 right at 50%. These latest polls only add to the sense that the marijuana legalization vote in Colorado is going to be a nail-biter. The SurveyUSA poll had support for Amendment 64 at 48%, with those opposed at 43%, and 9% undecided. That's a five-point lead, down from 11 points in a SurveyUSA poll done five weeks ago.

Abby Rapoport looks at Arkansas's medical marijuana initiative, "the first time such a measure has been on the ballot in a Southern state":

The South has traditionally had tougher drug laws, and it’s not legal to use marijuana medicinally anywhere in the region. Legalization advocates hope a victory in Arkansas will be the beginning of a regional shift. So far, however, it’s hard to tell what will happen; there’s a dearth of polling on the measure. We may not know until November 7 whether the push for medical marijuana has entered Dixieland.