Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19044
Geography Surveyed: California
Data Collected: 03/01/2012
Release Date: 03/01/2012 10:35 PM ET
Sponsors: KABC-TV Los Angeles, KFSN-TV Fresno, KGTV-TV San Diego, KPIX-TV San Francisco
By 2:1, CA Voters Back Death Penalty: 61% of registered voters from the state of California say they would vote to keep the death penalty, should a death penalty initiative appear on the November 2012 ballot, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KGTV-TV San Diego, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KFSN-TV Fresno, and KABC-TV Los Angeles. 29% say they would vote to eliminate the death penalty. Keeping the death penalty law in California is supported by a majority among all groups except liberals, who are divided.
Cell phone and home phone respondents included in this research: 600 California adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 03/01/12. Of the adults, 511 identified themselves as being registered to vote and were asked the question below. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed-mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (73% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (27% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smart phone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device.
|Asked of 511 registered voters|
|Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.3 percentage points.|
|If there were an initiative on the November ballot to eliminate the death penalty, would you vote to eliminate the death penalty? Vote to keep the death penalty? Or not vote?|
|29%||Vote To Eliminate|
|61%||Vote To Keep|
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