New internal polling finds just enough voter support to pass Amendment 2

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New polling Tuesday from United for Care is finding Florida voters ready to pass Amendment 2, which seeks to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.

Conducted by Anzalone List Grove Research, the poll found 62 percent of respondents said either they have or would vote “yes” on Amendment 2, 35 percent will vote “no” and 3 percent say they do not know. It is just enough to meet the 60 percent threshold of voter approval of a Florida constitutional amendment.

The poll also found more intense interest among voters Amendment 2; 52 percent of voters have either already voted Yes or say they are “strongly yes” voters on Amendment 2. Only 29 percent of opponents already voted no or say they are “strongly no” voters on medical marijuana.

“This poll demonstrates a continued upward swing, said United for Care Campaign Manager Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager. “(It is) attributable to recent endorsements by major papers across the state as well as a substantial increase in our outreach to voters.”

Anzalone List conducted the poll from Oct. 22 – 27 with random likely 2014 voters in Florida using landlines and cellphones, geographically based on past voter turnout.

For the sample size of 834, the margin of sampling error is +/-3.4 percent with a 95% confidence level.

The full ALG polling memo can be found here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.