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Poll: Republicans like George Zimmerman more than President Obama. Independents not far behind
The Miami Herald's Naked Politics Blog ^ | July 24, 2013 | Marc A. Caputo

Posted on 07/24/2013 6:29:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Fox News just released a nationwide poll in generall in keeping with many others, finding voters are unhappy with the economy and want Obamacare repealed.

But what's truly eye-opening are the comparisons of partisan opinions of President Barack Obama and George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for shooting unarmed Miami Gardens 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.

Republicans have a more-favorable opinion of Zimmerman, a figure of sympathy to a number of conservatives, than Obama. That's right: The Democratic occupant of the White House is held in less favorable regard by Republicans than the guy who shot an unarmed teenager and successfully pleaded self-defense.

Specifically: Republicans are two-and-a-half times more-likely to have a favorable opinion of Zimmerman than Obama. And they're almost three-times more likely to have an unfavorable opinion of Obama than Zimmerman.

Republicans, with independents siding more with them, also agree with the verdict more than Democrats (who disagree with it). There's also a clear racial divide......

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.typepad.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Issues; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; obama; polls; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
If I had a five dollar bill for every time I've read "unarmed" in describing Traydmark, I could've bought a decent car some time ago.
1 posted on 07/24/2013 6:29:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since Zimmerman still supports Obama 100%, why the big difference?


2 posted on 07/24/2013 6:30:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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3 posted on 07/24/2013 6:30:45 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, duh!


4 posted on 07/24/2013 6:32:18 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, I like Trayvon Martin more than I like 0bama.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 6:33:12 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

Link?


6 posted on 07/24/2013 6:34:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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>>That’s right: The Democratic occupant of the White House is held in less favorable regard by Republicans than the guy who shot an unarmed teenager and successfully pleaded self-defense.<<

No spin there.

How about “the guy who successfully defended himself from an attack by a large thug” as the more proper description?


7 posted on 07/24/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hadn’t heard or read that Zimmerman was tried on a manslaughter charge.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 6:41:23 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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Robert Zimmerman Jr: ‘I Agree With President Obama’s Speech’ [VIDEO]

Fox Tried Seven Times to Get the Brother of Zimmerman to Criticize Obama (It Didn't Work) [BARF!]

9 posted on 07/24/2013 6:43:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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So you’re completely in lockstep with your brothers and sisters? I’m not. I didn’t see the name “George Zimmerman” there.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Billthedrill

I like Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton more than Mr. Obama, this isn’t a high bar.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 6:47:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Elsiejay

It was a lesser included charge. They also tried to tack on 3rd degree murder-child abuse in there.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 6:48:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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Well, Robert was picked by George and the family to represent them. I assume George can figure out for himself who he wants to represent him, and this is the guy he picked, so I feel, unless there's evidence otherwise, that Robert is 100% the spokesman for George. That's what George wanted.

Moreover, do you have any evidence that George Zimmerman doesn't agree with him, or is critical of him in any way? (Other than you don't think he should be?)

13 posted on 07/24/2013 6:52:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Billthedrill
Actually, I like Trayvon Martin more than I like 0bama.

Thank you, Billthedrill!

14 posted on 07/24/2013 6:53:15 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t have to prove a negative, but nice try.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 6:55:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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Put GZ on the ticket with Rick Perry as his VP. lol


16 posted on 07/24/2013 7:28:33 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Doogle
Republicans have a more-favorable opinion of Zimmerman, a figure of sympathy to a number of conservatives, than Obama. That's right: The Democratic occupant of the White House is held in less favorable regard by Republicans than the guy who shot an unarmed teenager and successfully pleaded self-defense.

Sheesh, he's SURPRISED? What a moron, this is a no-brainer: one is a destroying our country and trying to quash our spirits & will; the other steps forward to help form a neighborhood watch group, work in his neighborhood, & rescue people from a burning car.

17 posted on 07/24/2013 7:32:01 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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Actually, I like Trayvon Martin more than I like 0bama.

So do I. Amateur evil is not as bad as professional evil.

18 posted on 07/24/2013 7:37:36 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

Jimmah Carter doesn’t look so bad at this point!...


19 posted on 07/24/2013 9:00:07 PM PDT by Route395
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree. It’s sickening. Notice they never include “teen who was bashing Zimmerman’s head on the sidewalk”.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 10:25:31 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s like saying I like a sirloin steak more than I like a dog **** sandwich.


21 posted on 07/24/2013 10:31:15 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You don’t have to prove anything, but the fact is you are trying to make a claim that Zimmerman is not fully supportive of Obama. Which isn’t true.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 11:36:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Maybe **Robert** Zimmerman, Junior, but I’ve seen nothing from you about George. Not one word.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 9:38:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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