(News from the Yes on 19 Campaign. – promoted by Brian Leubitz)
It sure feels like the tide is turning among voters when it comes to Proposition 19, The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. On Thursday, the PPIC released a poll showing the initiative leading 52-41 with only 7% undecided. Since the last PPIC poll in May, Prop 19 leaped from a 1-point lead to an 11-point advantage.
On the heels of the Field Poll that Brian Leubitz wrote about last week (Yes – 49, No – 42, Und – 9), we here at the Yes on 19 campaign see a clear trend developing. As voters tune in to the upcoming election, they begin to realize what an incredible opportunity California has to lead the nation in ending cannabis prohibition by voting yes.
Voters, fed up with a state budget that’s been dead as Dillinger for months, understand that marijuana prohibition is one more needless drain on the state’s coffers. According to a recent study by the Cato Institute, marijuana prohibition costs the state nearly $1 billion per year to enforce — not to mention the lost opportunities for up to $1.4 billion in tax revenue, if Prop 19 passes.
Going into the final stretch with more that 50 percent support is a great sign for any initiative campaign. Neither Jerry Brown or Meg Whitman have anywhere close to that support. Come November 2, the most popular name on the ballot might just be Mary Jane.
To make sure we have the resources to keep this momentum going, we’re asking everyone to contribute to our $75,000 End Cannabis Prohibition fundraising drive. Please make a generous gift to the Yes on 19 campaign before midnight tonight. Make a contribution of $15 dollars and we’ll send you a bumper sticker; if you contribute $50 or more, we’ll send you a t-shirt.