Daily Roundup: Prop 19 Winning in New Field Poll; Cypress Hill Smokeout Announced

1. Another poll – this time from Field Research Corporation – shows Prop 19 clearly in the running this election, with a 49 – 42 lead over the opposition, with a +/-4.3 percent margin of error. “With a lot of people considering and reconsidering … this is probably not as solid a 49 percent (support) as can be,” pollsters told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Turnout matters a great deal, and if the young voters don’t turn out, it could make a big difference.” The counter-attack from the No on 19 campaign continues with the California Chamber of Commerce mobilizing local resources to the fight. The powerful business lobby has already said Prop 19 would make employers tolerate stoned employees, which Newsweek and the text of Prop 19 proves is demonstrably false. Even that might not work, though. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association, or VICA in San Fernando has decided to stay neutral on Prop 19, because, “‘We came down to it not being enough of a business issue, in our opinion,’ said Greg Lippe, co-chair of VICA’s government affairs committee. Lippe said that while supporters of Proposition 19 say passage of the ballot measure would benefit the state through tax revenues and opponents say its passage would lead to workplace chaos, both outcomes appeared to be uncertain. ‘There wasn’t clear evidence to us that it was definitely going to be either,’ Lippe told the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. [Via MMJ News] More after the jump.


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