WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African Americans saying he was unjustly killed while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.
Fifty-nine percent of Hispanics believe that Martin was innocent and unjustly killed six weeks ago, according to the online poll of 1,922 Americans, conducted Monday through Thursday.
New Reuters/Ipsos poll shows huge racial divide in Trayvon Martin case: 91 pct blacks think Martin was unjustly killed vs 35 pct of whites
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Liberal activists on Wednesday criticized new voter registration requirements in dozens of states, saying millions of people could be deterred from voting in the November U.S. presidential election – a claim their opponents disputed.
The Center for American Progress issued a report that said new barriers to voting have been enacted by conservative state legislatures with the aim of disenfranchising voters from among certain groups such as low-income voters, minorities and college students. Those constituencies have tended to favor Democrats.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ron Paul’s loyal band of supporters are just accepting now what many have known for a long time: the Texas congressman’s White House bid is fading badly.
Paul’s poll numbers are down and he has no chance of earning the Republican nomination. He is 29 percentage points behind front-runner Mitt Romney in a poll for Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary.