Skip to comments.Poll: Colorado Pot Amendment Could Pass -- And Hurt Obama
Posted on 08/15/2012 10:49:36 PM PDT by South40
Support is growing for a proposed Colorado amendment to legalize marijuana, a new poll released Wednesday shows, and the referendum could upend the former member of the Choom Gang who currently occupies the White House.
The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that 47 percent of likely Colorado voters support Amendment 64, which will appear on the state ballot in November. That's a small uptick since PPP's June survey, which showed 46 percent support, but opposition to the measure is dropping. Only 38 percent of voters oppose Amendment 64 in Wednesday's poll, down from 42 percent in June.
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If it passes why does it hurt Obama?
It undercuts the Sinola cartels profits.
Stoners voting libertarian instead of for 0bama.
The issue isn't if it passes. It's that it's on the ballot at all, and what that will do to the turnout.
The challenge will be to remind your average low-information voter (singular of "sheeple") that Zero is opposed to the notion that you control what you put in your body.
Someone will need to remind those people to vote for Governor Gary (lest they mistakenly vote for The Won, or, not-to-worry, for R/R). Of course, the first R in R/R isn't even supposed to put caffeine in his body he's a bishop, don't you know.
No caffeine, alcohol or tobacco for Mitt!;)
“If it passes why does it hurt Obama?”
They’ll be so stoned they’ll forget to vote;)
There is a third-party candidate who's actually supportive of marijuana policy reform, so Gary Johnson provides an option to some voters who feel strongly about this issue," Tvert said.
Tvert might have a point about Johnson's effect on the race in Colorado. PPP on Tuesday showed the former Republican governor of New Mexico who is running for president on the Libertarian ticket claiming 6 percent support among likely Colorado voters. That's still a low level of support, but it's enough to impact the prospects of both major-party candidates. For example, PPP showed Obama leading Romney by 6 points in a head-to-head match-up but only 4 points when Johnson is in the mix.
I would first keep in mind that this poll is from the PPP.
Getting out the vote in regards to a Marijuana Legalization initiative indicates that a great many people will actually be more educated on the subject of prohibition, Federal vs. States rights, as well as Obama’s own actions against the Medical Marijuana dispensaries in California.
I don’t know if people will actually put two and two together though... People like to make a lot of assumptions about people who are in favor of ending the prohibition of marijuana - most are false assumptions.
It is also true that legalization would NOT be something the Cartel wants to happen, as mentioned by another poster. (It’s no secret that the FEDS don’t want it legalized due to their profits from the WOD as well.)
And I have to think more of them would vote Osama than Romney.....
I disagree. People of the herb know not to pass it to Bogart Barry, he doesn't share.
Why are you promoting the open borders, pro-abortion, Johnson?
Do you have any idea what the libertarian party platform is?
It increases turnout of the left, to vote for drugs, that helps Obama turn out his vote.
The left desperately wants drug legalized in America, the conservatives don’t.
Do you really think that it is a bunch of right wingers pushing drug legalization in California , and Colorado, and everywhere else?
They’ll for for Johnson if they show up at all.
Meant to say...They’ll vote for Johnson
Drugs will bring out the liberal base of the democrat party, voting for Obama.
Drugs, homosexuality, porn, perversion, any of that stuff helps turn out the liberal base.
Seriously, you think it is the conservatives that are putting dope on the ballots around the nation?
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