Poll: Racial Divide Over Trayvon

    Protestors hold up a painting of a wanted poster for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin as he returned from a convenience store, during a rally outside the Georgia Capitol Monday, March 26, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday showed that Americans’ opinions over 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death are divided along racial lines. According to the poll of 1,922 Americans, 91 percent of African-Americans think the Martin’s death is “unjust,” compared to 35 percent of whites. “This incident is one of the clearest splits we’ve seen between whites and blacks,” said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson. Fifty-nine percent of Hispanics said they believe Martin is innocent and unjustly killed. Meanwhile, a full 93 percent of respondents said they had heard of the case.

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