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One More Note on Gallup

Kent has put up the Gallup poll on whether Americans view the death penalty as morally acceptable.  Now that I take a look at the poll more closely, there is one point in particular that stands out.

How many times in the last couple of years have we heard that the country is turning against the death penalty.  Dozens?  Hundreds?  Who knows.  

Now look at the poll.  What does it tell you?  It tells you that the percentage viewing the DP as morally acceptable has risen in the last two years by 3 points, from 58 to 61, while the percentage viewing it as unacceptable has fallen by 4 points, from 34 to 30.  In other words the margin favoring the DP as acceptable over unacceptable has gone from 24 points to 31 points, an increase of 7 points.  

To put it differently, the margin favoring the DP as acceptable is 29% higher now than it was two years ago.

What does that tell you about how truthful abolitionists are being when they bellow that support for the DP is collapsing?

Yes, well, moving right along........................  
Americans' Views of Death Penalty as Morally Acceptable

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