by Phillip Smith, October 26, 2012, 03:53pm
In a poll conducted between Tuesday and Thursday, Public Policy Polling has Colorado’s Amendment 64 marijuana legalization initiative winning, with 53% of respondents saying they would vote for it. Only 43% were opposed, with 5% still undecided.
The number is up slightly from recent polls, one of which had the measure leading by a margin of 48% to 43%. The second recent poll had the measure at 50%, with 40% opposed.
What had begun to appear as shrinking support among women voters in those two recent polls appears to have reversed in this latest poll. It has women supporting Amendment 64 by a margin of 50% to 46%.
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is pulling out the stops as Election Day draws near. The well-funded campaign is running two TV advertisements and a radio ad featuring single Melissa Etheridge. It also had actress Susan Sarandon doing robo-calls to still-undecided voters.
But the campaign is taking nothing for granted, and it is asking supporters around the country to go to the phone banking website setup by Firedog Lake, and make calls to the as yet uncommitted. In such a tight race, every potential “yes” vote counts.
The Public Policy Polling survey contacted 904 likely voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.3%.