Here is my puzzle: Hispanics and Blacks make up the same share of the Washington Post/ABC News sample, but they only report the breakdown for blacks, not Hispanics. Why?
Eighty-six percent of African Americans disapproved of the not guilty verdict with just 9 percent approving, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll on Monday. That’s compared to 51 percent of whites who supported the verdict and 31 percent who disapproved.
Reactions to the verdict also split across party lines, with 22 percent of Democrats approving of the verdict and 62 percent disapproving, while 65 percent of Republicans approve of the verdict compared to just 20 percent who disapprove. . . .
According to the poll, 81 percent of African Americans think Zimmerman should be charged by the federal government for violating Martin’s civil rights, while just 3 percent think he should not be charged. Only 27 percent of whites think Zimmerman should be charged by the federal government compared to 59 percent who think he should not be charged. . . .
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