A new poll shows the country split right down the middle on the George Zimmerman acquittal. The Washington Post/ABC News poll found 41 percent of those surveyed approve of the verdict, with an equal number in opposition.
There are clear divisions. A full 86 percent of African Americans dislike the verdict; 51 percent of whites approved of it.
Sixty-two percent of Democrats disapproved of Zimmerman’s acquittal, while 65 percent of Republicans approved.
On some issues, common sense is prevailing: A new Pew poll found that, by 52 percent to 36 percent, the poll’s respondents said race was dominating the case more than it should. By a 46–39 margin, the Post found people didn’t think the Obama Justice Department should file civil-rights charges against Zimmerman.