The latest polling data for Colorado’s Amendment 64, which aims to legalize marijuana in direct opposition to federal laws, reveals a growth in support since the previous survey data, and the amendment looks to be marching its way towards victory on November 6th.
Seventeen states already have medical marijuana laws on the books, but now Colorado, Oregon and Washington want to expand that to recreational use. If the measure passes in any of those states, it could serve as a bellwether, creating a de-facto nullification of federal laws on pot with an even greater effect than 17 state medical marijuana laws have had.
Three other states are voting on medical marijuana this November, including Arkansas, which is the first southern state to consider it.
Public Policy Polling surveyed 904 likely voters in Colorado from October 23rd to 25th and found they support Amendment 64 by 53%. Only 43% were opposed and the number of undecideds has shrunk to 5%. The bump in support can be, in part, thanks to the closing of the gender gap, Women now support A64 by a margin of 50% to 46%.
Previous data, released last week by the Denver Post, had Amendment 64 holding onto a small lead, with 48% in support, 43% opposed, and 9% still undecided. It appears that the current campaign media blitz, including two television advertisements and a radio ad featuring Melissa Etheridge, may be having the desired effect for supporters. The number of undecided voters continues to dwindle and they look to be breaking in favor.
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