New poll show big jump in favor of repealing California's death penalty
A new Los Angeles Times poll of California voters showed a big increase in support of Proposition 34, a ballot initiative that would end the state's death penalty. The survey, conducted earlier this month, showed more respondents supporting repeal of the death penalty (45%) than those wanting to keep it (42%) when they were given information about the measure's financial impact and effect on prisoners. Eleven percent were undecided.
This represents a 13 point advance on polls taken last month when financial information was not included.