Oregon voters are closely divided about passing a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian and KGW.
The Oct. 26-27 survey of 403 likely voters found that 44 percent backed the legalization measure while 46 percent were opposed. Another 7 percent were unsure and and 2 percent would not say. The difference between the yes and no sides is well within the poll’s margin of error of 5 percentage points.
Washington and Colorado in 2012 became the first states to legalize marijuana. Voters in Alaska and Washington, D.C. are also considering legalization measures at next Tuesday’s election.
The poll was conducted by Elway Research, an independent polling firm in Seattle.
The new poll showed a lower level of support for the measure than an Oct. 8-11 survey taken for Oregon Public Broadcasting and Fox 12 that showed 52 percent supported Measure 91 and 41 percent opposed.
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