The Sunday Biliings Gazette reported, "Gazette state poll: Voters say keep death penalty, relax environmental regulations," by Mike Dennison. There are charts at the link.
A solid majority of Montanans oppose repealing the state’s death penalty, and a majority favors relaxing environmental law to encourage more coal, oil and gas development in the state, a Gazette state oll shows.
By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, Montanans surveyed opposed repealing the state’s death penalty for certain crimes, as 57 percent opposed repealing the penalty and 30 percent supported repeal. Thirteen percent were undecided.
The Montana Legislature, in recent sessions, has rejected bills that would repeal the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. Montana has only two convicted murderers on death row.