Michiganders: Kill Murderers, Not Doves


A new poll suggests that Michiganders would rather kill murderers than mourning doves.

For certain, Michigan voters don’t approve of shooting doves, according to the poll of 600 voters by EPIC/MRA of Lansing, reports the Detroit Free Press.

A bill before the Senate would lift the state’s 99-year-old ban on dove-hunting, which is permitted in most states. The poll shows 51 percent of voters oppose dove-hunting, while 30 percent support it. The others are undecided.

The death penalty is more complicated.

The poll shows 56 percent supporting capital punishment for first-degree murder, and 34 percent opposed. But voters are evenly divided when given a choice between execution and locking up convicted killers for life without parole — the current Michigan penalty for first-degree murder.

Most Republicans support the death penalty, while most Democrats oppose it.

Link: http://www.freep.com/news/mich/death2_20040302.htm

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