Attendees at Denver's 4/20 rally in the Civic Center congregate by a mural on April 20, 2014. (Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)

Poll: Coloradans still OK with pot, but not OK with elected officials toking

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.”

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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.”

Get the full poll results here

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