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Jerry Cornfield | jcornfield@heraldnet.com
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 1:05 p.m.

Poll: Voters like gay marriage, less sure on marijuana

A new statewide poll show Washington voters back gay marriage by a decent margin but are less than certain about establishing charter schools and creating a legal marijuana industry.

President Barack Obama enjoyed a 10-point lead on Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Jay Inslee is a tad bit ahead of Republican Rob McKenna in the governor's race, according to results of The survey, conducted by the University of Washington in concert with KCTS.

The poll of 782 registered voters was conducted from Oct. 1-16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

Below are highlights with details available here.

U.S. President
Barack Obama (D) 51.8%
Mitt Romney (R) 41.3%

Governor
Jay Inslee (D) 47.9%
Rob McKenna (R) 44.7%
Undecided 7.4%

Referendum 74 – Marriage Equality
Yes 56.3%
No 35.6%
Undecided 6.1%

Initiative 502 – Legalizing and Regulating Marijuana
Yes 50.9%
No 40.8%
Undecided 8.3%

Initiative 1240 – Charter Schools
Yes 47.5%
No 39.2%
Undecided 13.3%

Initiative 1185 – 2/3 Majority to Raise Taxes
Yes 53.6%
No 31.2%
Undecided 15.2%

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