California Voters Closely Divided on Death Penalty Repeal

With the November election looming, the fight to repeal the death penalty in California has gotten a lot closer, according to the latest results of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

In a ten-point swing since last month, 42 percent of voters surveyed from Oct. 15-21 support repealing the death penalty and 45 percent oppose it, when read a brief statement describing Proposition 34, a ballot measure that would ban the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. [cont.]