Latest poll has Proposition 19, California’s legalization effort, trailing badly

The latest poll to gauge support for Proposition 19 has found that California’s marijuana legalization effort is trailing badly, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Our L.A. medical marijuana dispensary lawyers don’t put a lot of faith in these polls, particularly when it comes to the marijuana legalization issue. Such polls are typically conducted by calling home telephones, and therefore over represent the older vote. College students or those without landlines — virtually everyone under 30, let’s say, are much more likely to support the legalization effort. These same voters are usually drastically underrepresented in polls.
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The Los Angeles Times/USC poll found the issue trailing by a margin of 51 percent to 39 percent. As we reported on our Marijuana Lawyer Blog, the issue has been leading in many previous polls. Politicos contend supporters of the measure are short on money and have not been able to run the kind of television campaign that is critical to success in a state the size of California.

The measure would permit those over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and to grow marijuana in up to 25 square feet of space.

The poll found a slim margin of support among Democrats while Republicans were opposed by a margin of 2-1. Men were evenly split, while women leaned against.

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