Pot Legalization And GMO Labeling May Eke Out Victories In Oregon

OREGON:  A pair of ballot measures in Oregon that would legalize marijuana and require the labeling of genetically modified food could both eke out victories, according to a new poll.

A survey conducted last week by Oregon Public Broadcasting and local affiliate Fox 12 found that 52 percent of likely voters favor passing Measure 91, which would allow adult Oregonians to grow, possess and sell marijuana. Forty one percent say they are opposed to the measure. But with 7 percent undecided and a margin of error of more than 4 points, its passage is far from secured.

In the end, turnout will likely decide the race, pollster John Horvick, of Portland-based DHM research, told OPB. The two groups least likely to show up on Election Day also happen to overwhelmingly support legalization, he said. Seventy percent of 18 to 34 year olds support the measure, while nearly as large a share of independents do, too.

“If the marijuana campaign is able to get those voters out, it looks like it could pass, it’ll be close, a squeaker,” Horvick said.

 

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