Majority Of Coloradans Support Keeping The Death Penalty

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013

 

A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University shows that a significant majority of Coloradans support keeping the death penalty on the books as opposed to replacing it with life without parole, according to CBS Denver. The poll, which comes in the wake of a decision by Governor John Hickenlooper to grant an indefinite reprieve to Nathan Dunlap, who was convicted of multiple murders and sentenced to death. The reprieve does not change Dunlap’s sentence, but it indefinitely delays his execution. The same poll indicates that Coloradans are split on whether Governor Hickenlooper should be reelected in 2014. The poll was taken using about 1000 respondents who answered questions over the telephone.

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