Punishment fit the crime?
With the conviction of Dr. Conrad Murray for involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson we wanted to know if you think the maximum sentence is right. Opinion is divided. In a Poll Position scientific national telephone survey we asked if you thought the 4 year maximum sentence is enough, 30% said it is appropriate, 30% said it is too short, 24% said too long and 18% had no opinion.
Men and women had slightly different views on the question. Among women, 32% think four years is too short, 28% said the time is appropriate, 21% said it is too long and 19% did not have an opinion. Men countered with 32% saying the maximum sentence is appropriate, 28% said it is too short, 27% selected too long and 13% did not have an opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,386 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 8, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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