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George Zimmerman and Barack Obama share same disapproval rating
Posted By admin On July 21, 2013 @ 6:07 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
Daily Caller 
July 21, 2013
Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman is viewed favorably by 32 percent of the American public, according to a new Rasmussen poll .
32 percent of American adults view Zimmerman favorably, while 48 percent view him unfavorably, according to the poll.
Zimmerman was acquitted this month in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, but his case remains a lightning rod in the public discourse. Though just 34 percent of the public actually disagreed  with Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict, according to a previous Rasmussen poll, the 29-year old watchman remains a polarizing national figure.
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” President Obama said in a press conference on Friday after the verdict. Protests related to Zimmerman’s acquittal resulted in 17 arrests  in Southern California after a demonstration in Victorville Wednesday. Florida governor Rick Scott was forced to hold an emergency meeting with protesters that camped out in the lobby outside his office, demanding repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law.
NBA legend Charles Barkley  has been one of the few public figures anywhere near Zimmerman’s side during the frenzy, saying, “I agree with the verdict.”
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 Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/20/george-zimmerman-and-barack-obama-share-same-disapproval-rating/
 according to a new Rasmussen poll: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2013/32_have_favorable_opinion_of_zimmerman_48_unfavorable
 just 34 percent of the public actually disagreed: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/07/18/HuffPo-Poll-Proves-Media-On-Wrong-Side-Of-Zimmerman-Debate
 resulted in 17 arrests: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/18/george-zimmerman-protests-victorville_n_3617491.html
 Charles Barkley: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/18/charles_barkley_on_zimmerman_trial_i_agree_with_the_verdict.html
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