Nearly Half Of Republicans Think Derek Chauvin Verdict Was Wrong, Poll Shows

Forbes (04/25/2021)
  • A recent CBS poll of 2,500 Americans revealed that 46% of surveyed Republicans felt that the jury made the wrong decision in convicting Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd.
  • 10% of surveyed Democrats and 25% of Independents also disagreed with the verdict.
  • Overall, 75% of respondents supported the guilty verdict.
  • The 25% who disagreed were overwhelmingly white conservative men.
  • While most politicians voiced support, some conservatives including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that jurors were corrupted by public pressure.