Poll Finds California Voters Split Over Repealing Death Penalty

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A new Field Poll shows California voters split over a November ballot initiative seeking to repeal the death penalty.

Just 42 percent of likely voters say they favor Proposition 34, with 45 percent saying California should retain capital punishment. The survey, released Tuesday, found 13 percent undecided.

Blacks were the only ethnic group in which a majority — 59 percent—favored repealing the death penalty. About half the Hispanics surveyed supported keeping the death penalty.

The San Francisco Bay Area was the only region in which a majority of voters — 57 percent—supported Proposition 34.

Field and The Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley surveyed 902 likely voters from Sept. 6-18. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live