Last week we asked our readers: "Should corrupt politicians face different penalties for breaking the law?" You voted, and the majority of those votes concluded that politicians should face a more severe punishment than regular average citizens might face. Around 47 percent of voters said that they should face a more severe punishment; while 18 percent said that politicians should be hung (the plain way of saying they should face the death penalty). Tough crowd.
Around 35 percent of voters said politicians should face the same punishment as anyone else if convicted, and a mere one percent said they should be treated with a less severe punishment.
Thanks to everyone who voted in last week's poll. Since this week's SuperPAC podcast has been delayed in observance of the Easter holiday, you'll have to wait until Monday, April 21 to hear Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the poll.
It should also be noted that we are not sadists; this poll was in response to a California State Senator proposing a bill that would force corrupt politicians to face the penalty if convicted of particular egregious crimes against California citizens. Leland Yee's name came up in that discussion for obvious reasons…
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