An overwhelming 88 percent of Texas voters agree that state and federal government officials should not be allowed to take and keep a person's property without a criminal conviction, according to a poll by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
From Jan. 22-29, 922 registered Texas voters were surveyed via the telephone and the internet. Voters were asked, “Civil asset forfeiture is when the state or federal government takes and keeps a person’s property without necessarily charging them with any criminal behavior. Should the state or federal government be allowed to take and keep a person’s property without a criminal conviction?”
Texas voters adamantly opposed the civil asset forfeiture policy.
Baselice & Associates conducted the statewide poll.