Voters in Washington State are likely to pass a referendum in support of gay marriage and an initiative to legalize marijuana, according to the latest Washington Poll.
The Washington Poll asked 722 registered voters (632 “likely voters” included) about Referendum 74, which would extend equal rights to marriage to gays and lesbians, and Initiative 502, which would legalize the possession of one ounce of marijuana by adults and create a state-licensed system of marijuana cultivation and sales.
The gay marriage referendum is leading in the poll 58% to 37% opposed. When pollsters factor in people who maybe don’t wish to give a “socially undesirable” answer, support still remains at 52% to 46% opposed.
The marijuana legalization initiative is leading 55% to 38% opposed. The poll also shows one third of those polled had already mailed in the ballots.