Monday, June 9, 2014

Another reason to think the American people are better than their leaders

On polls, Americans are usually more progressive than either the Dems or the Repubs, which makes sense, because both parties are run by the rich and wealth is conservative. One exception used to be the death penalty, which a majority of Americans favored. Not anymore: New Low in Preference for the Death Penalty - ABC News: "A majority of Americans favor life imprisonment without parole over the death penalty for convicted murderers, a first in ABC News/Washington Post polls. Given a choice between the two options, 52 percent pick life in prison as the preferred punishment, while 42 percent favor the death penalty – the fewest in polls dating back 15 years."