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POLL: Marijuana, Gay-Marriage Referendums Break 50% Approval Mark In Washington State

A poll of voters in Washington State reveals half of those surveyed are in favor of two controversial ballot initiatives—one supporting same-sex marriage and the other the legalization of marijuana.

A new statewide Elway Poll sees voters giving the thumbs up to Initiative 502, which would legalize and regulate the sale of pot to adults, by a 50%-38% margin (with 12% undecided).  In July, the same survey showed approval was only leading 46%-44%.

Maybe they were too baked to understand the question the first time around?

Referendum 74, approving same-sex marriage, is even further ahead—leading 52%-40% among those polled, with just 8% undecided. That’s a bump from 49-39 in favor in July).  Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed marriage-equality legislation passed by the State Legislature.

A similar poll conducted last week by SurveyUSA showed an even wider lead for those who are okay with stepping on the grass. It reported 57% approved of the marijuana measure, as compared to 34% who just said no—and 9% who couldn’t find their car keys.



On:           Sep 18, 2012
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    • brent

      Gay marriage might pass in Washington, but no way will it pass in Maryland, a state with 30% african-americans will not approve of gay marriage.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 6:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      ok, THIS line actually got a laugh out of me: “It reported 57% approved of the marijuana measure, as compared to 34% who just said no—and 9% who couldn’t find their car keys.”

      Good one :-)

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan

      @brent: My dear, you ascribe way to much power to a completely disenfranchised minority. Hell, I dare say the blacks are actually having a harder time of life in most circumstances than the gays. However, since most of them will not vote (either because of severe misinformation about voting rights or because they were blocked from voting by the party you are so proud to be a part of) it will come down to the white people making the real decision yet again just like they did in California. How can you blame 10% of the voting block for the votes of 75% of it?

      Sep 18, 2012 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent

      @tdx3fan: I don not believe they can be stopped from voting if they want to. I would like to see one case of where a person will be kept from voting. I don’t agree they or anyone else is powerless when they can vote. As for the math in california they made up 6% of the electorate, but cast the big share of the vote around 70% for prop. 8 That’s why they have such power on this issue. In Maryland they make up 30%, a much larger figure. If they vote the same way then gay marriage will be rejected by a landslide.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FStratford

      Fine. We’ll work until we convert them all to our side.

      The Black leaders are already with us! So its only amatter of time

      Sep 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmmartin

      I am packing my things and talking to real estate agents.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I am 63 Years old got six children + B.S in behavioral Psychology, and smoking Ganja, seens 1959 Yum Yum.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 1:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @brent: Fortunately, the straggling minority is wising up/becoming more intelligent and informed day by day, not to make the same mistakes they did in the past. This is good news! Outside of that, when Prop 8 does fall (and it will!), DOMA will fall, and 1-2-3 lawsuits per state will eventually usher in SSarriage nationwide. You might want to prepare yourself for the new society!

      Sep 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Dakotahgeo: Correction: SSarriage should read SSMarriage*

      Sep 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @jmmartin: Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split ya!

      Sep 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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