Poll suggests pot legalization imminent
September 27, 2013
A new poll by an influential study group shows that the biggest hurdle facing legalization of marijuana in California is just getting a measure before voters. (San Jose Mercury News)
A Public Policy Institute of California poll showed the margin of those favoring pot legalization widening significantly over the past year. Today, all adults in the state would approve such an initiative by a 52-45 percent margin, the PPIC poll showed, but among likely voters, the gap is even wider — 60 percent say yea, 38 percent dissent.
Republicans were in disagreement, with 53 percent of those queried opposing, but Democrats (64 percent-33 percent) and independents (60 percent-36 percent) offset those opinions.
In another poll result, the Institute said Californians are largely in favor of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to reduce prison crowding, 52 percent to 39 percent.