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Quinnipiac has come out with a new poll which shows that folks in Colorado support marriage equality almost two to one -- 61% to 33%. Democrats support marriage equality 85% to 12%. Independents support marriage equality 63% to 30%. And, Republicans are opposed 58% to 34%. Those between the ages of 18 and 29 support marriage equality by 81% to 12%.

Comparing Monday's poll to a Public Policy Polling survey released in December of 2011, support for marriage equality has increased dramatically – from a plurality (47%) in 2011 to a large majority (61%) in 28 months.

via On Top Magazine

In addition, the poll also shows that voters in Colorado support the marijuana legalization law by 54% to 39%. Republicans say that legalization of marijuana has been bad for the state by 63% to 28%.

According to Quinnipiac:

Voters support the law legalizing marijuana 54 - 43 percent;

49 percent of voters admit they've tried marijuana, but only 15 percent admit using it since it became legal January 1;

Driving has not become more dangerous because of legalized marijuana, voters say 54 - 39 percent;

Legalized marijuana will save the state and taxpayers a significant amount of money, voters say 53 - 41 percent;

Legalized marijuana will have a positive impact on the state's criminal justice system, voters say 50 - 40 percent;

Legalized marijuana "increases personal freedoms in a positive way," voters say 53 - 44 percent;

Legalized marijuana has not "eroded the moral fiber" of people in Colorado, voters say 67 - 30 percent.

"Colorado voters are generally good to go on grass, across the spectrum, from personal freedom to its taxpayer benefits to its positive impact on the criminal justice system," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

"But if you are a politician, think twice before smokin' them if you got 'em," Malloy added.

A total of 38 percent of Colorado voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" that a friend or family member has been over-using marijuana, while 58 percent are "not so concerned" or "not concerned at all."

Only 21 percent of voters think legalized marijuana will reduce racially biased arrests in Colorado. Same-Sex Marriage

From April 15 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,298 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

Originally posted to librarisingnsf on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality, Colorado COmmunity, and DKos Cannabis Law and Drug War Reform.

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