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Poll: 51 Percent Of Californians Oppose Prop. 19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Times/USC poll is showing that about half of the likely voters asked say they will vote against Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in California.

According to the poll released Friday, 51 percent said they would vote against the proposition, while 39 percent said they would voter in favor. Ten percent said they didn't know, or refused to answer.

The poll was conducted by telephone from Oct. 13 through Oct. 20 among a random sample of 922 likely voters.

If passed, Proposition 19 would allow adults at least 21 years old to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow 25-square-foot pot gardens for personal pleasure.

It would also authorize county and city governments to regulate and tax commercial cultivation and sales.

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