Prop. 19 Supporters Apparently Coy With Pollsters
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Prop. 19 Supporters Apparently Coy With Pollsters
Posted by CN Staff on October 29, 2010 at 06:33:42 PT
By Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
California -- For generations, pro-marijuana Californians have hid their dope preference from their parents, their teachers and their co-workers. And now, perhaps, from their pollsters.The campaign team behind Proposition 19, which is working to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for Californians over 21, has noticed an odd trend among public and internal polls on the measure: People are less likely to tell a live person that they support legalizing pot than an automated pollster.
It's reminiscent of 1982, when state voters told pollsters they wouldn't have any problem supporting Tom Bradley as the state's first African American governor. But when they entered the voting booth, enough of them voted instead for George Deukmejian that Bradley lost as a result of what has been dubbed the "Bradley Effect."National pollster Nate Silver calls the Prop. 19 version of this "The Broadus Effect" - after weed-loving Calvin Broadus, a.k.a. rapper-actor Snoop Dogg. The "Broadus Effect" adds another layer of intrigue to an already mysterious demographic: supporters of legalized marijuana.Nobody can say how many are out there - and how many will vote.It can be challenging to survey voters on socially controversial issues such as same-sex marriage and drugs, where people may be reluctant to share their views without "feeling as though they're being judged," said Scott Keeter, director of survey research at the Pew Research Center. Snipped   Complete Article: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)Author: Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff WriterPublished: October 29, 2010Copyright: 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Contact: letters sfchronicle.comWebsite: CannabisNews   -- Cannabis  Archives
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Comment #8 posted by Paul Pot on October 29, 2010 at 21:53:26 PT:
stolen election
The big concern is election fraud, if you don't believe it take a look at this site and watch the video. this poll is an aberration or manipulation it will make election fraud all the more difficult to detect.
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Comment #7 posted by Had Enough on October 29, 2010 at 11:29:43 PT
And another thing to add...
Anybody who knows and uses the value of this little plant, and who does not vote or vote YES on Proposition 19, remember one thing… When your door is being broken down, your house raided, your people and pets getting shot. The loss of employment, money paid to lawyers, probation officers…etc… Don’t bitch about it…Just look in the mirror and ask yourself what you could have done to help yourself and your fellow man…’Karma can be a Bitch’ at times.So…do your part…get out and vote for this…Just do it…************John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech - January 20, 1961 And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.-President John F. Kennedy
January 20, 1961
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Comment #6 posted by Had Enough on October 29, 2010 at 11:04:27 PT
Let’s Roll…
I ask the ‘good’ citizens to get out to the voting booth and vote Yes.
Regardless of the nay saying of ‘it’s not the perfect initiative’, regardless of what some of the greedy growers and dispensaries have to say about it, regardless of what the authorities are spewing.
We have been waiting a long time for this, now is the time. How much longer do you want to wait??? Vote this in, and vote it in NOW!!! Many of us might not be here for another chance at this.The success of this Proposition 19 can and will have effects reaching far across this nation and across the globe. This is the kind of ‘Globalization/New World Order’ that I can go along with…For the sake of Humanity…Get out and vote for this…the whole world is watching and waiting. Get off your ass and jam….***US FL: Column: California Vote Could Have Snowball Effect
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Comment #5 posted by Storm Crow on October 29, 2010 at 10:50:04 PT
Just considering the medical uses alone......
Cannabis should be legal! Then, if you throw in the racial inequality of the arrests, relieving the over-crowding in our prisons and courts, freeing up our law enforcement officers to deal with REAL crime, slowing down the drug cartels profits, all while giving cash-strapped local governments a bit more revenue.... Passing Prop. 19 becomes a "no brainer"!It is time we stopped the insanity of caging people for using a nonpoisonous leaf in their cigarettes, or doing a bit of gardening!VOTE YES ON 19!  
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Comment #4 posted by museman on October 29, 2010 at 09:53:37 PT
I don't live in California..
But I know many who do. I don't know anyone not voting for it, except my redneck inlaws.Please, I beseech you, vote for this.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on October 29, 2010 at 09:01:42 PT
"We don't want to bleed before we've been cut.&quo
"We don't want to bleed before we've been cut." US CA: Cops Wait On Pot Enforcement Changes equates legalizing the God-given plant cannabis as a threat to the comfort level... perhaps of His gravey train. The donut count...In reality the luciferous devil law, cannabis prohibition has caused many innocent citizens to be cut and bled.  ... so cops can prosper.
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Comment #2 posted by Graehstone on October 29, 2010 at 07:53:17 PT
A big ole' "Yes" from myself as well
You can bet your bippy that I voted YES on 19 and I personally know a whole lot of folks that did too.
The time is now, like never before.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on October 29, 2010 at 07:18:23 PT
California voters who support Prop. 19, get to the election booth. You are important and needed, America is depending on you.America can not move in the correct direction with out you.It seems that the bad people who will vote against Prop. 19 are going to show up and the only way they can win is if not enough good people show up.Please, vote YES and help the rest of the country who can not vote but wish they could.
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