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Poll Finds Death Penalty Support Waning in NC

A new Elon University poll has found that fewer than 50% of North Carolinians think the death penalty is the most appropriate punishment for first-degree murder.  That’s down from 2005, when 61% of residents preferred death.

Seventy-one percent of those polled support life without parole as a punishment for first-degree murder.  Support for LWOP has gone up five points since the 2007 poll.  By a narrow margin, more NC residents approve of the current moratorium on executions than disapprove.

The Elon poll also covered other issues like health care and transportation.  See all poll results here.

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