Study: Republicans, Whites More Tired Of Trayvon Martin Coverage

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While the story behind Trayvon Martin‘s shooting death continues to grab headlines, interest in the case is sharply divided along partisan and racial lines, according to a new study by Pew Research Center.

Far more Republicans (56%) than Democrats (25%) say there has been too much coverage of Martin’s death, according to Pew, which surveyed a “nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults” last Thursday through Sunday about top new stories.

In addition, 43% of whites said the story has garnered too much coverage, compared with just 16% of blacks, Pew said.

Martin’s death fractured not just public interest opinions; it also continues to divide supporters of the slain Florida teen and those of George Zimmerman, the man who admitted killing the 17-year-old but claims he did so in self-defense.

Rallies nationwide have called for Zimmerman’s arrest, decrying the Sanford Police Department’s handling of the case.
Read more at cnn.com

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