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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 07:15 AM
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(California) Marijuana legalization measure gets big lift
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Source: San Francisco Chronicle

In a dramatic shift of sentiment, nearly half of California's likely voters now want to legalize marijuana use in the state, according to a new Field Poll.

"The numbers have flipped (on Proposition 19) since our July poll," said Mark DiCamillo, the poll's director. "That's a major change in the direction of public feelings on legalizing marijuana."

... Forty-nine percent of those likely voters now support Prop. 19, with 42 percent opposed. In a July poll, 48 percent of those surveyed planned to vote against the ballot initiative, with 44 percent backing legalization.

The reversal came despite a total absence of paid advertising for either side. Neither supporters nor opponents of the measure have raised much money for the Prop. 19 campaign, so far relying on word-of-mouth and media coverage to get their stories out.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/0...
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