Highlighting America’s woeful human rights record and public attitude towards capital punishment, a new NBC poll released on Thursday shows that despite horrific stories like that of Lockett’s execution, popular opinion still widely accepts and supports the policy of state-sanctioned murder. According to MSNBC’s reporting, if lethal injection drugs were deemed unsafe, many Americans would support a return to other methods, including the gas chamber, electric chair, or hanging.

Citing the new NBC poll numbers, MSNBC reports:

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