Can the Democrats smoke their way to victory in 2012? Democrats in California are generally polling ahead of Democrats in other states, and some party strategists think it’s because the state’s marijuana-legalization initiative is energizing young voters. Now party strategists are considering pushing for similar measures in swing states in 2012 in hopes that it will boost young-voter turnout. Nevada, Colorado, and Washington are all on the list. Polls are predicting higher youth-voter turnout in California this year than in other states.