Americans Still Largely Undecided On Trayvon Martin Case

A Rasmussen poll released Friday found that a large number of Americans surveyed are still undecided on whether George Zimmerman should be found guilty of murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

The survey said 46 percent those surveyed were still not sure. Meanwhile, 30 percent said he should be found guilty and another 24 percent said he acted in self defense.

The telephone survey of 1,000 US adults was conducted Wednesday and Thursday.

Prosecutors announced late Wednesday that Zimmerman was being charged in the Feb. 26 killing.

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