Poll: Prop 19, the Marijuana One, Narrowly Opposed

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A Field Poll (.pdf) released today shows that California voters are opposed Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana in California. The survey of 1,005 likely voters in the upcoming election found that 48% would say no while 44% were a yes.

Voters in L.A. County were nearly split on the issue, with 47% saying yes, 46% saying no. Meanwhile in the San Francisco Bay Area, voters overwhelmingly support the prop, voting 53% yes and 38% no. That nearly the opposite in other parts of the state including San Diego (39% yes, 54% no), Northern California (37% yes, 49% no) and Central Valley(36% yes, 54% no).

Non-partisan voters are split on the issue while most Democrats support it and most Republicans do not.

Men barely support it (48% yes, 47% no) while women mostly do not (41% yes, 50% no).

52% of 18 to 29-year-olds support it, but that yes-trend dives overall with age. Most of those young voters who are a yes vote are White non-Hispanic. Ethnic voters of that age range a 52% no and a 45% yes.

Overall, 77% of voters were familiar with Prop 19 (44% yes, 44% no). Of the 23% who did not know about the initiative, they were most likely to vote no on it (32% yes, 61% no).