A new poll was just released by SurveyUSA about Oregon Measure 80, and there is some good and bad news. See below:
“Measure 80, which would allow adults to grow and possess marijuana, continues to trail narrowly. Today, “No” leads “Yes” 43% to 36%. Compared to a SurveyUSA poll 5 weeks ago, opposition is up 2 points, support is down 1 point. The measure had trailed by 4, now trails by 7. The margin of support among Democrats has dropped 10 points.”
As you can see, Oregon Measure 80 trails by a little bit more than it did in the last poll. However, before people get sad, realize that there is still 21% of people polled that have yet to decide on Measure 80. I would offer up the explanation that many of the 21% don’t know enough about Measure 80. This is where we need to come in! Make it a goal to tell 5 people a day about Oregon Measure 80 that haven’t heard about it between now and Election Day. We only need 1/3rd of the undecided voters to go from ‘undecided’ to ‘yes’ in order to bring this thing to a virtual tie! It doesn’t sound that hard when you look at it like that!
Below is the data collection methods for the SurveyUSA poll, which if you’re a poly sci nerd like me, is very important info:
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research. SurveyUSA interviewed 700 state of Oregon adults 10/16/12 through 10/18/12. Of the adults, 644 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 579 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/06/12 election. This survey was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (77% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (23% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.