Q: Do you feel that the death penalty acts as a deterrent to murder - that it lowers the murder rate - or not?
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This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone February 21-24, 2013, among a random sample of 1,156 adult residents of Maryland. Interviews were conducted on both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt SRBI, Inc of New York, NY. Produced for the Washington Post by Capital Insight.