With less than a week to go before voters in three states decide whether to legalize marijuana, a survey conducted last week puts support for Colorado's initiative, Amendment 64, at 53 percent, up from other recent polls. In the survey, conducted by Public Policy Polling on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 43 percent of likely voters said they opposed Amendment 64, while about 5 percent were undecided. By comparison, a SurveyUSA poll taken three weeks ago found support falling short of a majority, with 48 percent in favor (down from 51 percent in September) and 43 percent opposed. It looks like undecided voters may be shifting to the yes column.
Recent surveys in Washington found similarly strong support (54 percent and 55 percent) for I-502, that state's legalization initiative. Oregon's Measure 80, meanwhile, continues to trail, as it has all along. In an Elway Poll conducted from Thursday through Sunday, 49 percent of likely voters opposed the initiative, while 43 percent supported it. Two weeks ago, a SurveyUSA poll put those numbers at 43 percent and 36 percent, respectively.