There are two completely opposite November ballot measures dealing with capital punishment, and a new poll shows neither one is getting support from a majority of voters.
Proposition 62 would repeal the state's death penalty and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. It falls just short of the simple majority it needs to pass.
Forty-eight percent of likely voters support it, while 37 percent are against it. Fifteen percent are undecided.
Meanwhile, Proposition 66, a rival measure that would speed up the death penalty process by shortening legal appeals, has the support of just 35 percent of likely voters. Twenty-three percent oppose it and 42 percent remain undecided.
Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo says even though Proposition 62 is leading, its passage is by no means assured. He points to polling for an earlier measure to repeal the death penalty, Proposition 34 in 2012.