Almost half of Republicans say Chauvin jury reached wrong verdict: poll

Nearly half of all Republicans questioned in a new poll said that they believe former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was wrongly convicted of murdering George Floyd.

A total of 46 percent of respondents to the CBS News/YouGov poll who identified as Republican say the Hennepin County jury reached the “wrong verdict.” Only 10 percent of Democrats said the same thing.

Among all respondents, 75 percent said the jury reached the right verdict while 25 percent said it did not.

The 25 percent of Americans who said they believe the jury reached the wrong verdict also said they strongly disagree with the ideas of the Black Lives Matter movement, CBS News noted.

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