A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has good news for several of the 17 measures on the November statewide ballot, including Proposition 64 to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Proposition 64 gets the support of 60 percent of likely voters. Sixty-five percent of Democrats and 64 percent of nonpartisan or independent voters are most likely to support the idea. Republicans are more divided, with 46 percent supporting and 52 percent opposed to legalizing marijuana use for adults.
Proposition 55 would extend an income tax on high-wage earners to fund education in the state. Of likely voters, 54 percent say they support the measure.
Fifty-nine percent of likely voters approve of Proposition 56, which would place a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes.
The only measure without a majority of voter approval is Proposition 51. It would allow the state to issue $9 billion in bonds to fund school construction and modernization projects. Of likely voters, 47 percent say they would support the measure, while 43 percent say they would vote no.