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  •  Another poll finds majority support for (3+ / 0-)
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    marijuana legalization, though this one by YouGov finds a much lower percentage opposed than the recent Pew poll. I think the prop 19 proponents in California were foolish not to put it on the ballot last year as I have little doubt it would have passed. Oregon similarly would have passed it if proponents had actually spent money on it. I fully expect more ballot initiatives in the next few cycles after Colorado and Washington.

    •  I am very skeptical about that (1+ / 0-)
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      It got 50.9% of the vote in Benton and Lane counties, homes of UO and OSU.  It failed to pass in liberal Hood River County, failed to hit 44% in Washington County.  In a presidential year, with our best turnout in those places among young people and progressives.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:09:06 AM PDT

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      •  Yes but that was with the yes side spending what (1+ / 0-)
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        less than $100k or something ridiculous like that? I mean I could certainly see a scenario where it didn't pass despite better funding, but it got nearly 47% even though opponents outspent it by a huge ratio and I think there's a strong chance it might have passed with more equitable spending for it.

        I certainly think it could pass in 2016.

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