Coloradans approve of marijuana, but not so much when it comes to elected officials using the mind-altering drug.
State residents say “marijuana has been good for Colorado” by a margin of 52 to 38 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday morning.
But 52 percent of voters are “less likely to vote for a candidate for office who smokes marijuana two or three days a week,” the poll found. “Only 3 percent are more likely to vote for a marijuana-smoking candidate, while 43 percent say it would not affect their vote.”
The poll also tapped into Coloradans attitudes on same-sex marriage.
Locals approve of same-sex marriage by about a two-to-one margin — 61 to 33 percent.
Quinnipiac University, a private school in Hamden, Conn., surveyed 1,298 Colorado registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.
The university says it conducts public opinion surveys throughout the country as a “public service and for research.”
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