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?