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Effort to Legalize Marijuana Still Losing in Poll; Study Finds Alcohol Worse Than Other Substances

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As mentioned in Sunday's edition of Extra, Extra, the latest Field Poll has the Proposition to legalize marijuana on the losing end of the spectrum. According to the pre-election poll (.pdf), which last week found Democrats leading Republicans in the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, "opponents now outnumber supporters 49% to 42%, a reversal from mid-September, when it was leading 49% to 42%." 1,092 likely voters were surveyed and there is a +/- 3.2% margin of error.

The 18 to 39 age group remains the most supportive with 54% in favor, 38% opposed. Southern California as a whole is opposed (50% against, 41% for), including L.A. County on its own (51% opposed, 38% yes).

The poll came out at the same time a study in England ranked the harmfulness of drugs, concluding that alcohol is actually worse others, including ecstasy, LSD and marijuana.