Rasmussen: 48 Percent Agree With Zimmerman Verdict

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 01:19 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Almost half of Americans agree with the jury's decision that George Zimmerman was not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to a new poll.

The Rasmussen Reports survey, conducted July 15-16, found that 48 percent of Americans agree with the jury's verdict that Zimmerman, a Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer, is not guilty in the death of the black teenager.

Another 34 percent disagree with the verdict, while 18 percent are not sure.

A May Rasmussen poll that showed that 40 percent of respondents thought Zimmerman acted in self-defense.


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