Poll: 40% Think George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin In Self-Defense

SANFORD, Florida — In a survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 19-20, forty percent of American adults think that George Zimmerman acted in self defense when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin outside an apartment complex in Sanford, Florida.


The number of adults who believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense has increased as media leaks of evidence in the case seems to be turning popular opinion in favor of George Zimmerman.  
Just two months ago in March, on 15% of adults surveyed believed that Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he shot Trayvon Martin.

The rest of the polling results can be found here.


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