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Marijuana legalization trailing badly in California, new Times/USC poll shows

October 22, 2010 |  5:08 am

California’s marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 19, is trailing badly, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll, which found likely voters opposing the measure 51% to 39%.

Until recently, the initiative had led in most polls, with support from about half of the electorate. But supporters of the proposal have not raised enough money to run the television advertisements needed to reach voters across the state. 

The poll, a joint effort by The Times and the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, found that Democrats and independents favored the measure and Republicans strongly opposed it. Men were split, but women were leaning against it.

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-- John Hoeffel in Los Angeles