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Poll: Seventy percent back death penalty for Boston attack suspect

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Meghashyam Mali
The Hill [1]
May 1, 2013

A majority also backs a federal court trial over a military tribunal for lone suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

A strong majority of Americans supports the death penalty if Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted for the attacks.

A new Washington Post/ABC News [2] poll released on Wednesday finds 70 percent back the death penalty for the long surviving suspect, with 27 percent opposing. A majority across parties, with 64 percent of Democrats, 84 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of independent voters support a death sentence.

A large majority also support trying Tsarnaev in federal court as opposed to a military tribunal by 74 percent in favor to 19 percent against. The poll finds support for that across party lines as well, with 80 percent of Democrats, 72 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of independents backing a civilian court trial.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/297119-poll-seventy-percent-back-death-penalty-for-boston-attack-suspect

[2] Washington Post/ABC News: http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/05/01/National-Politics/Polling/release_231.xml

[3] Source: Boston bomb suspect says brother was brains behind attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/source-boston-bomb-suspect-says-brother-was-brains-behind-attack.html

[4] Here’s What The Boston Bombing Suspect Allegedly Wrote Inside A Boat Before His Capture: http://www.prisonplanet.com/heres-what-the-boston-bombing-suspect-allegedly-wrote-inside-a-boat-before-his-capture.html

[5] Judge Insisted On Miranda Rights For Boston Suspect And FBI ‘Was Not Happy’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-insisted-on-miranda-rights-for-boston-suspect-and-fbi-was-not-happy.html

[6] Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note in boat he hid in, sources say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/boston-bombings-suspect-dzhokhar-tsarnaev-left-note-in-boat-he-hid-in-sources-say.html

[7] LINDSEY GRAHAM: Notion That We Would Read The Boston Suspect Miranda Rights Is ‘Absolutely Crazy’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lindsey-graham-the-notion-that-we-would-read-the-boston-suspect-his-miranda-rights-is-absolutely-crazy.html

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