POLL: Majority of Californians leaning against death penalty
Posted: 12:44 PM, Apr 12, 2019
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A new poll released this week says majority of California residents are no longer in favor of the death penalty.
According to researchers at Quinnipiac University, 41% of Californians favor capital punishment for people convicted of murder. Although 48% prefer a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The poll also revealed that 44% agree with Governor Newsom's recent executive order which calls for a moratorium on the death penalty, while 46% disapprove.
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