Rasmussen Poll: Less Than Majority Think Chauvin’s Guilty of George Floyd’s Death

Rasmussen Poll: Less Than Majority Think Chauvin's Guilty of George Floyd's Death Rasmussen Poll: Less Than Majority Think Chauvin's Guilty of George Floyd's Death (Getty)

Monday, 05 April 2021 10:09 PM

Less than a majority of respondents are so far convinced that former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin should be found guilty of killing George Floyd last Memorial Day, a Rasmussen Poll found.

The national phone and web survey found that 48 percent of likely U.S. voters said Chauvin should be found guiltyn in his trial, currently beginning its second week. Twenty-one percent disagreed, while 31 perdent said they weren't sure.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters was done March 30-31, and has a margin of sampling error of three percentage points.

Chauvin has been charged with murder in the second and third degrees, as well as second-degree manslaughter for kneeling on Floyd’s neck, an action caught on cellphone camera. The footage went viral, and resulted in a summer of protests for racial justice and against the use of excessive force by police in communities across the nation.