A growing number of New Zealanders believe convicted double murderer Scott Watson may be an innocent man.
A new survey, conducted by UMR Research, found that 77 per cent of respondents were either unsure or thought Watson was not guilty.
This continues a trend of growing doubt from polls by the same company in 2002 and 2004 which found 41 per cent and then 56 per cent were unsure of his guilt or thought he was not guilty.
The proportion who now believed Watson is guilty is 23 per cent, compared to 44 per cent in 2004 and 59 per cent in 2002.
The polls were of “a representative sample of 750 New Zealanders aged 18 or over”, UMR said.
Hope, 17, and Smart, 23, went missing in the early hours of New Year’s day 1998.
Their bodies have not been found. They were last seen boarding a boat with a lone yachtsman.
Let’s see where Whaleoil readers sit in comparison.
– UMR, NZ Herald