New Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Las Vegas DA Seeking the Death Penalty Against Vulnerable and Impaired Persons

Feb 03, 2022 Likely voters in Clark County, Nevada overwhelmingly oppose the use of capital punishment against broad categories of vulnerable and impaired persons whom county prosecutors have been trying to execute, a new poll released by Vegas Watch on January 27, 2022 shows.
The poll, conducted by the Justice Research Group from December 1 to 13, 2021, found a significant disconnect between voters’ views on capital punishment and the practices of Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson (pictured). According to Vegas Watch, Clark County prosecutors have “repeatedly [sought] death against people who are mentally ill and have intellectual disabilities—including former service members struggling with PTSD.” On the other hand, substantial bipartisan majorities of the county’s voters told the pollsters that they oppose using the death penalty against these individuals.
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