October 12th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
11 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – Death Penalty – September 23-25

TOPICS: Death penalty vs. life sentence

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    But the republicans cheered when it was pointed out that Rick 'the executioner' Perry has put more to death than any other governor.

    October 12, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    This poll is feeding off of one individual who claimed innocence........but never could prove, in any way, any real doubt of his innocence.

    The truth is, life sentences area travesty on the tax payers. We pay billions of dollars to house, feed, and support, criminals in our prisons, for what???? To satisfy someone's idealistic view that once in a great while, someone might actually be innocent, in spite of having 20 yrs. to provide any indication or proof, that he actually is innocent?

    Let's be honest.......this case was very manipulated. The photo of this inmate shown in the media, showed him from an angle that portrayed him as an intellectual, and a sad, mistreated person. Yet, when we got to see other images of this person, we saw a totally different view, of a guy who was arrogant, disdainful of authority, and a large and physically strong, menacing person.

    The media has been very dishonest in how this was portrayed, and it was obvious to me, that it was deliberate.

    I remain a strong advocate for the tax payer, and for real justice, and after 20 yrs. of appeals, on death row, enough is enough.

    October 12, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Romney is both for it and against the death penalty. After 17 years of republican rejection, it looks like Mittens will get the nod.

    October 12, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. Don

    Support is strongest among tea party, white, male, older, Republican, southern Americans. Quite a prescription for common sense (not).

    October 12, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    ►And with those wins, he said he's picked up enough of a money boost to ramp up "state strategy" and prepare for upcoming caucuses and primaries.◄

    Actually, where are your donation totals for the last quarter Cain??? You’ve been in this race long enough to show your quarterly fundraiser amounts. For some reason, we only hear from the frontrunners?? What about it CNN?

    October 12, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    ►The truth is, life sentences area travesty on the tax payers. We pay billions of dollars to house, feed, and support, criminals in our prisons, for what????◄

    It cost more to keep a person on DEATH ROW for twenty years or more – which most of them stay – then giving them LIFE in prison!! Killing someone does not justify the murder he committed. The person that gives the "lethal injection" is also a murderer!

    I guess those who believe in Death Row, do not believe in God. If they did, they will let God be the judge!

    October 12, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. Jay

    No one should have the power to kill, including any government body. All of those presidential candidates are bragging about their faith and belief in god, yet, they wanna put somebody on death row. Are we more righteous than the countries that does not have death penalty? what is the right way to kill somebody? Most of these elected officials can't even make a good decision on daily operation or execution of their duties yet they think they so sure of themselves to take a human life. Not even Satan is allowed to take human life. God knows how flawed we are. That's why that power is reserved for him alone.

    October 12, 2011 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  8. GuyinVA

    Wire Palladin is right. People cheered when it was stated how many people had been executed during Perry's governorship. Now, let's wait for the democratic national convention and listen for the wild cheers as the president vows to keep abortion legal. Of course the term "abortion" will be used sparingly. We'll hear terms like "choice" and "early termination".

    October 12, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |