Cathy Reisenwitz from the Liberty Briefing reported on the latest Gallup poll on the death penalty. While it showed that support for capital punishment across the nation remained at roughly the same level, Republican support dropped by 9% in two decades and 5% in one year. She said,
“That’s part of why Marc Hyden, national coordinator for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, changed his mind about the issue.
“I personally favored the death penalty until I took a closer look and realized it simply could not coexist with my conservative values,” Hyden said in a recent statement.
Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a network of political and social conservatives who question the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values.
“I have traveled across the country talking to thousands of conservatives over the last year,” Hyden said. “Many of them have changed their views and many more are voicing strong concerns, and the conservative media is now routinely covering the conservative case against the death penalty.”