Prop to Legalize Marijuana Losing in Latest Poll
The same poll that said Jerry Brown has an eight point lead over Meg Whitman also says Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana, will lose. It found that 44% of likely voters are for it while 49% are against it, leaving 7% undecided.
"This is an 8-point drop in support since September (52% yes, 41% no, 7% undecided). Support has declined among Democrats (56% today, 63% September), dropped sharply among independents (40% today, 65% September), and remains low among Republicans (30% today, 32% September)," noted the poll authors. Support has also dropped for Latinos (42% today, 63% September).
A majority (52%) of likely voters say the outcome of Prop 19 is very important to them while 28% say it's somewhat important. Of those who are planning to to vote no, 62% say the outcome is very important while 40% of the yes-voters feel the same about the outcome.