Floridians Support George Zimmerman More Than Marlins or Rays


George Zimmerman, left, walks out of the intake building at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with an unidentified man on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman posted bail on a $150,000 bond on a second degree murder charge in the February shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin In Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

A recent poll shows that Floridians support George Zimmerman more than the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays.
Off the Bench reported:

Well, this is odd: In a recent poll, 26 percent of Florida residents say that George Zimmerman is innocent of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Know that for a fact, do you folks? Seems to me the “not sure” box is just begging to be checked on that survey. But this is odder still: that’s 10 percent more Florida residents than support the Tampa Bay Rays. And even fewer support the Miami Marlins.

Public Policy Polling reports only 16 percent of Floridians support the Tampa Bay Rays and even less, just 15 percent claim to be fans of the Miami Marlins.

Despite not being very popular, both teams have seen attendance go up this season. The Rays are averaging 29,268 fans, good for 17th in MLB 2012 attendance. With a new ballpark, the Marlins are only 15th in attendance with 29,442 fans per game.

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