Rasmussen Poll: 40% Say Trayvon Martin Shot in Self-Defense; Only 24% Say It Was Murder … Only 47% of Blacks Think Zimmerman Murdered Martin


As evidence and facts are released in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the more people believe that George Zimmerman shot in self-defense.

My how the opinion is changing in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Initially when the story was inaccurately reported by the MSM and the race baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were out in force fanning the flames of racism, many thought that George Zimmerman was guilty of murder.  The MSM even went as far as purposely manipulating the Zimmerman 911 call and misrepresent the facts.  My what a difference actual facts and evidence makes.

According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, 40% now believe that George Zimmerman shot 17 year old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, only 24% now believe that it was murder. WOW,  only a mere 15% believed Zimmerman acted in self-defense in March and 24% in April. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain was charged with second degree murder.  What is even more stunning with the polling numbers is that 47% of black adults feel Zimmerman should be found guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, down from 55% in March. Of course the public opinion was influenced by not only the media’s bias reporting, but also President Obama interjecting himself in the case stating that Trayvon Martin could have looked like his son.

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 that’s 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. That’s 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. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Interestingly, 47% of black adults still feel Zimmerman should be found guilty of murdering the black teenager, compared to 55% in March.

It is simply amazing how the public opinion has shifted in this case once actual facts came out in the case as opposed to the liberal MSM bias agenda. The calls of racism and racial profiling have been pretty much debunked by the autopsy reports of Trayvon Martin that stated he had bruised knuckles and the medical reports and pics that show that George Zimmerman had two black eyes, a broken nose and cuts to the back of his head.

The real question is will justice be served in this case or will the pressures of political correctness and race baiting win out? One think is for certain, the death of any 17 year old is tragic; however, the manipulating of a case to stir racial tensions and fan the flames of racism is reprehensible. The MSM so wanted there to be a hate crime of a white on black crime. So much that the MSM invented a new category of people, “White Hispanics”.

Great analysis from Weasel Zippers, Anyone else notice a correlation between new evidence backing up Zimmerman’s claims and a huge drop in MSM coverage?

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Rasmussen Poll: 40% Say Trayvon Martin Shot in Self-Defense; Only 24% Say It Was Murder … Only 47% of Blacks Think Zimmerman Murdered Martin”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on May 23rd, 2012 10:23 am

      Thanks SM for staying on this case and being in a search for the truth. The comments on Weasel Zippers are not very complimentary of the media or the special prosecutor.

      This is a travesity of justice in the making.

    2. NGBoston on May 23rd, 2012 11:00 am

      Interesting numbers.

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    4. Harvey Burnette on May 24th, 2012 8:07 am

      I have no faith in that survey because Rasmussen is a Right Wing, Fox News proper gander machine!Give me a break! Come to my community & take that survey! I am 65 years old & registered & been voting since I was elgible. I have been called for Jury Duty more times than I can recall & have not been contacted for any survey,(EVER!) Just look at the bias of this very article! I fully understand why you call yourselves Scared Monkeys but you don’t even live up to the picture used in the heading of this article!

    5. Its Me on May 24th, 2012 5:48 pm

      They better find Zimmerman guilty or the other 62% well burn down Florida. Thats just the way some people in this country are.

    6. Its Me on May 24th, 2012 5:50 pm

      I mean 63%. Sorry

    7. NGBoston on May 25th, 2012 4:57 am

      It’s Me- I understand and agree with your statement.

      I am glad my In-Laws are only Snowbirds and live down South only from Jan-late April bc I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be in the Sanford area after a verdict is passed down.

      I just do NOT see how GZ can be proven guilty of Murder 2 with the STG Laws.

      It is a sad and unfortunate thing and my heart goes out to the Trayvons for losing their Son, but this is wrong that this Man is even going to trial, IMO. I hope, he does get a fair trial but I am not seeing that happening either.

    8. NGBoston on May 25th, 2012 10:29 am

      *Not Trayvon’s, meant *Martins.

    9. NGBoston on May 25th, 2012 10:35 am

      #4-harvey burnette—Regarding your statement about how SM doesn’t live up to the SM Logo,

      I beg to differ. Looks like Red is going to have to explain the

      SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL symbolisim again.

      Hence, the Dichotomy of “Scared” Monkeys.

      The Editor and Owner of this Website is not afraid to post his views, and opinions along with the facts. How many times do we have to go over the accuracy of the various Polls?

      I say, Polls Schmolls. Red merely uses some of them to tie in with his topic posts, and as with any poll, there is always the over/under percentages and accuracies to take in to consideration.

      I don’t need ANY poll to observe what is happening in my own Country under the Obama Administration. The Proof, as they say, is in the pudding.

      It is extreme Left Bleeding Heart Liberals such as yourself, who come on this blog, and try and reprimand those who do not agree with your Political leanings by calling us Crazy Tea Party Activists and that we are too “Right Wing”.

      To each his own, and we have a right, just as you do to call ‘em like we see them.

      You are a guest in Red’s house, if you don’t agree with anything he posts, that’s ok. Just do not come in here and expect us to drink the same Kool Aide you do.


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