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61% Support Death Penalty

The execution Tuesday of the Washington, D.C. sniper killer and the unfolding investigation of last week’s murder spree at Fort Hood, Texas have again put the spotlight on the death penalty, one of the most hotly contested issues in the United States for years.

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This national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November 10-11, 2009. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence (see methodology).

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