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Support for Death Penalty

September 04, 1985

The Times Poll has performed an important public service by bringing out the fact that capital punishment is supported by large majorities of California citizens with varying interests across the board.

That fact should put an end to the charges of death penalty opponents that it is supported only by ultraconservative Republicans, by frightened senior citizens and by the rich people.

The Times Poll clearly showed that regardless of age, employment, religion, political affiliation, race, education and locality, "in every category the majority supported capital punishment." A surprise finding was that "Even those who identified themselves as liberals favored the death penalty 64% to 32%."

ROBERT LEE

Newport Beach

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