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POLL: Arkansans support death penalty

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Arkansas is set to execute 7 inmates this month and voters continue to support the death penalty.

In a new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College poll, voters overwhelmingly support the death penalty in the Natural State.

Below are a few results from the survey:

Do you support the death penalty, or should the state of Arkansas make life without parole the maximum prison sentence for capital offenses?

  • 61% - Support death penalty
  • 29% - Life without parole
  • 10% - Don’t know

Arkansas currently utilizes lethal injection as the method for carrying out executions. Do you favor the continued use of lethal injection or should the state explore alternative methods for carrying out state executions, such as the electric chair, firing squads, or public hangings?

  • 49% Continue Lethal Injection
  • 27% Explore Alternatives
  • 18% Opposed to the death penalty altogether
  • 6% Don’t Know

The poll was conducted on Tuesday, April 4 using 550 frequent voters in Arkansas.

For more questions asked in the poll and a breakdown of the questions, click here.

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