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Poll shows Nevada voters evenly split on marijuana issue

The Associated Press

RENO (AP) — Another poll shows Nevadans are evenly divided over a ballot initiative legalizing the possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana.

The latest poll conducted for the Reno Gazette-Journal and KRNV-TV in Reno shows 48 percent of likely voters statewide support the initiative, while an equal number oppose it and 4 percent are undecided.

The telephone survey of 600 likely voters was conducted in July by Research 2000 of Rockville, Md. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

The findings are similar to an earlier poll conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal that showed 46 percent against the initiative and 44 percent in favor. That poll also had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

But the latest poll also shows a majority of residents in Reno and Washoe County oppose the measure. Opposition rises to 58 percent in Washoe County and 54 percent in Reno, the poll shows.

Washoe County District Attorney wasn’t surprised.

“I expect conservatism runs a little more rampant in Washoe County and the cow counties than in Clark County,” Gammick said.

“All these people leave California to get away from that kind of stuff, and then when they get here, they want to bring all that stuff with them.”

Billy Rogers, spokesman for Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement, welcomed the latest survey findings.

“We think it’s good news,” he said. “Based on these results, I think it’s likely we’ll win this election.”

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