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%


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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