A poll by the Los Angeles
Times showed that incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein maintains a strongly
lead over her likely Republican challenger, the still relatively unknown
Rep. Tom Campbell. Campbell made news recently for suggesting that
individuals already addicted to drugs like heroin should receive a legal
supply, in order to reduce the illicit market and resultant crime.
The Times poll found that
likely voters would disapprove 60% to 39% of such a proposal and would
be less likely to vote for a candidate who floated it. The poll did
not identify Campbell as the source of the proposal.
Dale Gieringer of the Drug
Policy Forum of California has pointed out that 39% is "[n]ot a bad showing
for such a supposedly politically unthinkable proposition."
The Los Angeles Times poll
was published on March 3, and can be found online at http://www.latimes.com/timespoll/.
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