California May Become Civilized and Abolish the Death Penalty

Something positive for a change:
Voters in California are now effectively split in their views on repealing the state's death penalty, according to a new poll from USC/LA Times released Friday. Forty-five percent of the 1,440 likely voters polled oppose Proposition 34 (banning the death penalty), while 43 percent support repeal. The numbers are within the 2.58 percent margin of error, making it a statistical dead heat.