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The Measure 74 Campaign released a poll yesterday that bears directly on today's discussion.
Disaffected voters -- those who voted for Obama two years ago and are planning to NOT vote this year -- are more highly motivated to vote when they learn Measure 74 is on the ballot -- the measure would authorize medical marijuana dispensaries.
Although these unlikely voters were NOT motivated by learning that there was a gubenatorial race on the ballot, Kitzhaber benefited greatly in the poll, as well. Those voters who became much more likely to vote due to M74 also supported Kitzhaber by a large majority.
It's clear that Democrats who want to gain an edge in their tight races could motivate the disaffected Obama voters by talking about M74.
The poll results are posted at http://measure74.com/2010/10/19/survey-%ca%bbunlikely%ca%bc-voters-motivated-by-measure-74/
M74 Media Liaison
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