Most people will probably be shocked, shocked(!) to learn that voters opposed to legalization of weed tend to look old, white, and Protestant, and they probably still have a Bush/Cheney election sticker on their bumper.
At least, that’s what exit polling on Florida’s failed medical marijuana initiative indicates.
According to NBC News, 62% of voters aged 65 and older voted “no” to Florida’s Amendment 2. 63% of self-identified “conservatives” voted against it, as did 60% of Republicans.
Those numbers are pretty consistent with Oregon’s Measure 91, “legalizing” marijuana. According to NBC’s polling for Oregon, 58% of voters aged 65 and older voted against the legalization measure, along with 80% of Republicans and 75% of voters indentifying themselves as “conservative.”
In states where such initiatives appear on the ballot in future elections, it will not be surprising to see advocates doing their best to mobilize young Democratic and Independent voters (65% in favor of medical marijuana in Florida).
h/t Jonny Weed at The Weed Blog.