November 20, 2015
Bill Shapard

News9/Newson6: More Oklahomans Oppose Death Penalty If Given Alternative


OKLAHOMA CITY - An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows more Oklahomans support the abolition of the death penalty, but on the condition that an alternative is offered.

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In the poll, we asked Oklahomans if they would support or oppose the abolition of the death penalty in Oklahoma, if those typically given the death penalty were given life without any possibility of parole and ordered to pay mandatory restitution to the victims’ families for the rest of their life.

According to the poll, 52 percent said they support the abolition of death penalty, while 34 percent said they oppose it. And 14 percent said they have no opinion on this issue.

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Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

Bill is the founder of and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on major campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004.