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Poll: More Floridians suppport "stand your ground" law; 19% root for Rays, 15% for Marlins



Public Policy Polling's April 15-17 robo poll of Florida voters found 42 percent support the controversial "stand your ground law" in the spotlight since the shooting of Trayvon Martin and 32 percent oppose it.  Republicans overwhelmingly support it, 60 percent to 13, and independents support it 45 percent to 31 and Democrats Democrats oppose it 24 percent to 50 percent.

From PPP: "A plurality of Florida voters agree with the decision to charge George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin shooting, a new poll from Public Policy Polling finds. 49% of voters agree with the decision to charge Zimmerman, 25% disagree and 26% are’t sure. Voters aren’t sure whether he is guilty, though – 31% believe he’s guilty, 26% think he’s not guilty and 43% aren’t sure. Most voters don’t believe the shooting was motivated by racism – 45% say it wasn’t, 32% say it was and 23% aren’t sure. 46% of voters say Zimmerman can receive a fair trial, 37% believe he will not and 17% aren’t sure."

PPP also found that 86 percent of Florida voters have an unfavorable view of Fidel Castro and 4 percent have a favorable view (Maybe Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen was polled).

Two thirds of voters don't root for a Florida baseball town, while 19 percent prefer the Tampa Bay Rays and 15 percent the Marlins.

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[Last modified: Monday, April 23, 2012 4:23pm]


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