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Poll: Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment in Danger

Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson donated $2.5 million to the No campaign

Efforts to make Florida the first southern state to adopt medical marijuana are in danger of possibly coming up short this November. A new SurveyUSA/WFLA pollfound only 56 percent of voters at this moment plan to support Amendment 2, Florida’s Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative while 31 percent plan to vote against it. The remaining 13 percent are still undecided.

In most states that would be enough, but Florida’s unusual ballot rules require any amendment to receive at least 60 percent of the vote to be adopted. That means Amendment 2 is right at the cusp of victory or defeat.

If the undecided voters break evenly the measure would end up with roughly 62 percent of the vote, just barely clearing the threshold, but when it comes to ballot measures people are who undecided at the end tend to break towards the “No” camp. People often vote to maintain the status quo if they are unsure.

This is just the latest poll to show the election is extremely close. While a clear majority of Florida voters think medical marijuana should be legal, the size of the majority might barely not be big enough. This election could be a real nail biter.

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Poll: Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment in Danger

Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson donated $2.5 million to the No campaign

Efforts to make Florida the first southern state to adopt medical marijuana are in danger of possibly coming up short this November. A new SurveyUSA/WFLA pollfound only 56 percent of voters at this moment plan to support Amendment 2, Florida’s Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative while 31 percent plan to vote against it. The remaining 13 percent are still undecided

In most states that would be enough, but Florida’s unusual ballot rules require any amendment to receive at least 60 percent of the vote to be adopted. That means Amendment 2 is right at the cusp of victory or defeat.

If the undecided voters break evenly the measure would end up with roughly 62 percent of the vote, just barely clearing the threshold, but when it comes to ballot measures people are who undecided at the end tend to break towards the “No” camp. People often vote to maintain the status quo if they are unsure.

This is just the latest poll to show the election is extremely close. While a clear majority of Florida voters think medical marijuana should be legal, the size of the majority might barely not be big enough. This election could be a real nail biter.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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