Oklahomans think judges are too lenient but they’re not sure they want the Legislature to get involved in the judiciary, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll.

“I’m not sure I understand all the ins and outs,” said Gwin Perrier of Westville. “In some areas, I know judges have been too lenient. But just because there’s one bad one doesn’t mean they’re all bad.”

Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed agreed that judges, on the whole, are too lenient. Only 29 percent disagreed.

Respondents were divided.

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