The Public Policy Institute of California has released its September report “Californians and their Government”. They find majority support for legalization of marijuana with Prop 19 (52%), which is greater support than the report finds for incumbent Senators Barbara Boxer (42%) and Dianne Feinstein (44%), Senate challenger Carly Fiorina (35%), Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown (37%) and Meg Whitman (38%). Prop 19 is also the most popular initiative on the November ballot.Of the 52% support among likely voters, Prop 19 enjoys greatest support among young, liberal, Latino Democrats.
- Democrats support Prop 19 by 63%, Independents support by 65%, while Republicans oppose it by 62%.
- Men support Prop 19 by 55% and women’s support has reached 49% (vs. 44% oppose)
- Latinos support Prop 19 by 63% and whites support it at 50%
- Adults under age 35 overwhelmingly support Prop 19 at 70%, folks from 35 to 54 support at 49% (vs. 44% oppose), while people 55 and older are almost evenly split at 47%-46%
Interestingly, the people opposed to Prop 19 are more concerned about the outcome than the supporters. 65% of those who oppose find it “very important”, while only 42% of supporters feel the same.