University of Denver Poll Shows Strong Support for Colorado Marijuana LegalizationBy Thomas H. Clarke | The Daily Chronic October 7, 2012
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver, host of the first Presidential debate on Oct. 3, today released poll results that found that if the election were held today, Colorado would pass Amendment 64, the initiative to legalize marijuana and regulate sales like alcohol.
The poll found that fifty percent of likely voters said they support Colorado Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana, compared to 40 percent who oppose it. Twenty-one percent said it should never be legal, 47 percent said it should be regulated like alcohol and 28 percent said it should be legal for medicinal uses only.
The poll also found that President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney among likely voters in Colorado, and that Colorado residents overwhelmingly support gay marriage.
Led by Dr. Hanson, Dr. Masket and J. Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company, the poll was conducted on Oct. 4 and 5 via telephone with 604 Colorado residents who are 18 years of age or older. To qualify as likely Colorado voters, respondents had to say that they live in Colorado and would definitely vote in the upcoming Presidential election. Responses were adjusted by age, race, and educational attainment to reflect the general population based on recent Census data. The poll included a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.