Those who think George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in self defense up 25 percentage points since March
You can still put me down as I don’t know. I want to see and hear all the evidence before I make my own call on this case. But more and more the evidence that keeps dripping out slowly seems to show that in fact George Zimmerman may have in fact shot Trayvon Martin in self defense. All the race baiting narratives have been shot down so far. The racial slur that turned out not to exist, the injuries to George Zimmerman that the pink slime media tried to hide, etc. According to Rasmussen 40% now believe George Zimmerman acted out in self defense, which is up from 16% since April (24%). Those who think Zimmerman should be found guilty of murder is down to 24%. That’s down 9 points from March. Amazing flip flop in the perception of America when the truth gets out isn’t it? Even the black community isn’t as eager to think Zimmerman just murdered Trayvon Martin in cold blood. 8% less blacks think Zimmerman should be charged with murder, than thought so in March.
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. Whites and adults of other races tend to believe the shooter acted in self-defense, but there is a much higher level of uncertainty among both groups than there is among blacks.
Only 20% of all adults now think Zimmerman will be found guilty of murder, down 13 points from 33% in April just after he was officially charged. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe the legal system will determine that he acted in self-defense, up from 25% last month. Forty-one percent (41%), however, still are not sure.