46 Percent Approve of Obama’s Decision to Free Drug Offenders: Survey

A new survey finds 46 percent of Americans say they approve of President Obama’s decision to free 22 prisoners serving long prison terms for non-violent drug offenses.

The Huffington Post reports 23 percent of survey respondents said they disapproved, while 31 percent were undecided.

The HuffPost/YouGov survey found 40 percent of respondents said they think prison sentences given for non-violent drug crimes are usually too harsh, while 14 percent said the sentences are usually too lenient. About one-quarter said the sentences are about right.

Full story of Obama freeing drug offenders at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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