WaPo Poll Says 86% of Blacks Disapprove Of Zimmerman Verdict in Death of Trayvon Martin, While a Majority Of Whites Agree With Not Guilty Verdict
So what is a president to do that has a WAPO poll so polarized where 86% of blacks disapprove of the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, while 51% of whites agree with the jury verdict … throw gasoline on the fire of course and continue the race-baiting. What else would you expect Barack Obama, a community agitator to do? A president is supposed to heal, supposed to bring sides together, not make matters worse and try to hijack a terrible situation for their own political agenda. But as stated at Weasel Zippers, “the race baiters (including Barack Obama) got exactly what they wanted.” One of the questions that need to be asked for anyone who would answer such a poll question is whether they even watched the trial or just heard excerpts from the MSM.
The not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman has produced dramatically different reactions among blacks and whites, with African Americans overwhelmingly disapproving of the jury’s decision and a bare majority of whites saying they approve of the outcome, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The jury’s decision in the case that involved the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin continues to roil the country, with protests, demonstrations, calls for federal intervention and a nonstop debate about the degree to which race played a role in the shooting and in the trial.
The new survey underscores not only the gap between whites and blacks, but also how passionate many African Americans are about the case. Among African Americans, 86 percent say they disapprove of the verdict — with almost all of them saying they strongly disapprove — and 87 percent saying the shooting was unjustified.
In contrast, 51 percent of whites say they approve of the verdict while just 31 percent disapprove. There is also a partisan overlay to the reaction among whites: 70 percent of white Republicans but only 30 percent of white Democrats approve of the verdict. Among all whites, one-third say the shooting was unjustified, one-third say it was justified and the other third say they didn’t know enough to have an opinion.
With all that can be done to help understand the real issues that plague the black community and the violence that cost so many lives, the focus is only on George Zimmerman and a supposed injustice by a “white” Hispanic against a black teen.