Nearly 50 Percent of Californians Support Life in Prison Over Death Penalty

Just after district attorneys from across the state and families of murder victims gathered to denounce Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent death penalty moratorium, a poll was released insinuating the opinions of California voters has changed.

A Quinnipiac University poll states 41 percent favor capitol punishment for people convicted of murder while 48 percent favor life in prison without the possibility of parole as punishment.

Newsom's moratorium announcement upset a lot of people who deem the death penalty a fair punishment for the horrific crimes the 737 inmates committed.

However in a close comparison, Thursday's poll revealed 44 percent of the public agree with Newsom's announcement while 46 percent disapprove.

Newsom said he met with many families of murder victims before making his announcement, but Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said he only met with one. He was also not present at the press conference Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer led.

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