Skip to comments.40% Now Say Trayvon Martin Shot in Self-Defense; 24% Say It Was Murder
Posted on 05/22/2012 7:48:28 AM PDT by Ken H
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As evidence continues to emerge from the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Americans are becoming more convinced that his killer acted in self-defense and that the legal system will come to that conclusion.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 24% of American Adults still believe the man who shot Martin should be found guilty of murder. But thats down from 33% in late March when the case first began to draw national headlines and 30% in early April.
Forty percent (40%) now think George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second degree murder in the Martin shooting, acted in self-defense. Thats up 25 points from 15% in March and up 16 points from 24% last month. Thirty-six percent (36%) remain undecided, compared to 55% two months ago.
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The headline sounds like Martin shot Zimmerman in self defense.
Kinda tells me that 24% of the people aren’t current on the evidence.
The braindead 24%? Rabid anti-gun liberals and Blacks.
Coincidence that somewhere around 21% of Americans self identify as liberal?
Yeah, that’s what happens when they leave out a key part of speech...like WAS shot.
Which would’ve been ok, IF Zimmerman had been the subject instead of Trayvon.
Kinda tells me that 24% of the people arent current on the evidence.
24% are the loons that will vote for Obama again and several times if necessary. The mentality is ingrained and not subject to change. That mentality is what “convicted” Zimmerman before trial in the first place. They are Jessie and Al brain dead followers.
24% are Obama voters. That bodes well for November.
Scroll through the rest of the Rasmussen website and click on the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
You’l find that the number of likely voters who “Strongly Approve” of Obamugabe is around 24%.
This is NOT a coincidence.
I bet, the 99% of the “24%” are... not White.
So.... if the self-defense position gets to 51% we set him free, and if the murder position gets to 51%, we hang him, is that how it works?
They took a poll down on my local Central Florida News 13 site because 90% were polling charges should be DROPPED!
Everyone is on to them!
Not even “White Hispanics”.
They don't care about the evidence.
Fixed it for some nitwit headline writer.
Even if they were “current on the evidence”,
they would still have the same opinion.
The victimhood mentality is generationally engrained.
Fixed it for some nitwit headline writer.
What a disgrace ,Zimmerman never should have been arrested if the all the evidence was reported truthfully.
Our media caused all this right from the beginning.
Now send the police after the “Black Panthers” who put out their wanted poster statements.
The polls say ... self defense over murder.
Next, a reality series on TV.
Zimmerman only needs 8.3% of the jury to get a hung jury. So, if the current opinion is 40%, I’d say he’s in pretty good shape.
Yep. You can see it in certain sections of New Orleans which is 60% black. Forever victims. Forever Obamaites.
So does this figure mean that he can start a lawsuit for defamation ... make that lawsuitS.
24% are likely to say that they don’t believe ANYTHING the media say, for whichever side. These folks may wait for the verdict and hope the media at least get THAT right.
I tend toward a valid self-defense claim, but my source is the news, and who can be trusted there?
Oops. Sorry, my point still stands, but I am talking about the 36% who apparently have no position yet. The 24% are pretty whacked out, given that they give the media some credability and yet find a way to think that the self-defense claim has no merit.
This is a terrible way to determine guilt.
If you recall... he wasn't. It was only after the Media began to agitate on behalf of... who? That's what I'd like to know. Who got a hold of this local Florida story and began blasting misinformation with national Media outlets?
Of the 24% who think it was “Murder”, 95% are black (same as % that voted for The Messiah)
“I bet, the 99% of the 24% are... not White.”
I think you would be wrong. To many “White” fools out there.
“Kinda tells me that 24% of the people arent current on the evidence.”
12% Black. 12% Stupid. Oh wait, it’s really 24% Stupid and Racist.
Hasn’t been a robbery in the neighborhood since Tray’s death.
Kinda tells me 64% trust the media too much.
Wrong. 36% are too worried that giving the wrong answer will brand them a racist.
How about a new poll:
“Should Angela Corey be investigated by the Florida Bar for ethics violations?”
Well, half that 24% are blacks, they will cry “murder” no matter what evidence there is. So, really, it’s only 12% of America that is functionally retarded.
Text 1-888-FreeZim for acquittal, or 1-888-HangZim for conviction. Make sure to tune in next week when we reveal the results!
It will never happen. She’s too fugley AND liberal.
>>Interestingly, 47% of black adults still feel Zimmerman should be found guilty of murdering the black teenager, compared to 55% in March. Now nearly as many blacks (40%) think Zimmerman acted in self-defense<<