NEW POLL: High Support for Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, 61% Say Regulate Like Alcohol and Tobacco


A just-released statewide poll by Rasmussen Reports provides strong evidence that Colorado may likely become the first state to re-legalize and regulate the personal use of marijuana this November.

On June 6th, Rasmussen Polling conducted a survey of likely voters in Colorado and found majority support for marijuana legalization. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed supported legalizing marijuana if it were regulated like alcohol and cigarettes. Only 27 percent of respondents are opposed to legalization and 12 percent remain undecided.

This is great news for Amendment 64, a 2012 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition and regulate marijuana like alcohol, which will appear on the Colorado ballot this November. Rasmussen’s recent survey shows support shifting upwards from previous polling. In December 2011, Public Policy Polling reported that 49 percent of Coloradan’s believed that marijuana use should be legal versus 40 percent who believed it should remain illegal.

Lately, the mainstream media has caught on to the important role that Amendment 64 will play in this fall’s presidential election. This poll is just further proof of that claim’s validity. During the same time period, Rasmussen polled Colorado voters on their presidential preference and respondents were split, 45 percent for Obama and 45 percent support for Romney. Amendment 64 promises to turn out greater numbers of independent minded and youth voters in November, if either candidate embraced rational marijuana policy reforms, this important battleground state could be theirs to win. If neither does, it remains to be seen if they will lose these potential votes to the third party candidate, Libertarian Gary Johnson, who advocates for marijuana legalization as a part of his platform. The marijuana issue is one that the two major parties can continue to ignore, but they are now doing so at their own peril.

You can learn more about Amendment 64 in Colorado here.

You can view more data on the Rasmussen poll here.

  • ShawnTippie

    Obama’s administration has supplied guns to the Mexican cartels and at the same time attacked legit businesses selling meds. grown in the USA. So we know where Obama stands.

    The best possible outcome would be for Gary Johnson to get at least 15% in CO and Obama lose by 15%.

  • kevin_hunt

    I’m voting for 64!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlc.harris Mlc Harris

    When 64 passes,Citizen from all over this Nations are going to flood into, that State as Tourist, spending monet in bed&breakfast Hotels, the new smoke&coffee shop, rental cars,camping out,  skier may be turn away becouse of the change in this law. best of all jobs, jobs,and monet to help citizen of that state to  get an Education.Cannabis/Hemp Laws are States Rights Issuse…..vote ‘YES’ 64! may the feds, and the nation get a ?lue….

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