Colorado's constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana usage continues to lead by a 47/38 margin, exactly what Public Policy Polling found in the state last month. The ballot language is a little confusing so PPP also asked a question just in general about whether people think marijuana should be legal and 49 percent say yes to 43 percent who dissent.
Democrats (58/24) and independents (54/34) support the amendment at pretty similar levels. Republicans oppose it by a 55/30 margin. There is predictably a wide generational gap on the issue with voters under 65 supporting legalization 50/35, while seniors oppose it by a 53/32 spread.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper continues to be one of the most popular governors in the country with 54 percent of voters approving of him to 29 percent who disapprove. He was at 60/26 in June though, so he has seen a bit of a decline in his standing this summer. He wouldn't have too much to worry about if he was up for reelection this year though. He leads a generic Republican opponent by a 52/38 margin.
Ambitious Republicans looking to move up the ladder in 2014 might find the Senate race more enticing. Sen. Mark Udall has a 39/33 approval rating with a higher than normal 29 percent of voters having no opinion about him one way or the other. Udall only leads a generic Republican opponent by a 46/42 margin. Depending on the political climate in 2014 this might be a good pick up opportunity for the GOP.
PPP surveyed 1,001 likely Colorado voters from August 31st to September 2nd . The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.1 percent. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization.