Bill noted the new poll from Business Roundtable and Pepperdine University last night. Pepperdine's press release on the poll is here, with the subhead "Support for Proposition 34 plummets."
"Events of the past two weeks may have shaped some of the changes we see in this week's results. For example, support for Prop 34, which would repeal California's death penalty, fell from 45.5% to 35.9%. While you can't be completely certain, the major decline in support for Prop 34 likely reflects a public response to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado," said Dr. Michael Shires associate professor at Pepperdine University. "For many Californians, life in prison would not be severe enough for such a terrible crime."Bingo. Let's hope the people remember this for the next three months.