As we enter the final stretch for elections, news had been quite somber for the passage of medical marijuana. After a year of strong initial polling that indicated Amendment 2 would be pushed through by voters, recent weeks have shown that the initiative was in danger of falling short and failing to pass. One pollster even said medical marijuana in Florida “is done.”
But a new poll conducted in the past week by public opinion research firm Anzalone Liszt Grove — called one of the most reliable pollsters by FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver — shows that Amendment 2 is still very much alive and, according to this data, will pass come November 4.
Following the grim news from two polls in the past couple of weeks, United for Care commissioned Anzalone Liszt Grove, based out of Washington, D.C., to conduct a poll on Amendment 2.
The firm conducted the survey using cell phones and landlines between October 22 and 27 and found that 62 percent of “likely voters” will approve the initiative, with a 3.4 percent margin of error.
Amendment 2 needs 60 percent to pass.
More at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.