Many Americans want George Zimmerman jailed, plus more.
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Americans Weigh In - Americans call for George Zimmerman’s arrest, President Obama bests Mitt Romney in popularity poll, the Affordable Care Act draws the ire of the public, plus more. —Joyce Jones and Britt Middleton.
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Trayvon's Martin Supporters Speak Out - As protests for Trayvon Martin continue to spread across the country, it becomes clear that many Americans are dissatisfied with the handling of Trayvon’s shooter, George Zimmerman. In a CNN/ORC International poll released on March 26, 73 percent of people surveyed said Zimmerman should be arrested, 11 percent disagreed and 16 percent said they were unsure.(Photo: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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Obama Tops GOP Field - Polls can be notoriously unreliable, especially at this stage of the game. But according to a CNN/ORC poll released March 28, 54 percent of registered voters said they would support President Obama if the general election were held today, compared to 43 percent for Mitt Romney and 42 percent for Santorum. In addition, Obama did will with formerly problematic groups, including men, older voters, and suburbanites. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Health Reform Law’s Individual Mandate - In a Pew Research Center poll released Monday, the day the Supreme Court began hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act, 56 percent of Americans said they disapprove of the law’s individual mandate requiring everyone to purchase health insurance coverage or face a tax penalty.(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Church and State - Fifty-five percent of Rick Santorum’s supporters say “there is too little expression of religious faith and prayer by political leaders,” compared to 24 percent of Mitt Romney’s backers, according to a Pew Research Center poll published March 27. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Economy and Other Woes - In a March 28 Gallup poll of the top 15 issues causing a “great deal” of concern for Americans, the economy topped the list (71 percent), followed by gas prices (65 percent) and federal spending and the budget deficit (60 percent). Healthcare (60 percent), unemployment (55 percent), Social Security (48 percent) and the availability and affordability of energy (48 percent) also ranked highly. (Photo: ERIC THAYER/Landov)
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Support for War in Afghanistan Wanes - Support for the United States’ involvement with military conflict in Afghanistan dropped sharply among Democrats and Republicans in recent months, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released March 27. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said the U.S. should not be at war in the country, a significant increase from last November, when 53 percent said Americans should no longer be involved in the decade-old conflict. (Photo: Express-Times/Landov)
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Out, Out Bad Newt - Newt Gingrich is dreaming of a convention fight for the GOP nomination, but in a CNN/ORC poll published March 27, 60 percent of Republicans say that it’s time for the former House speaker to bid the campaign trail adieu. Sixty percent say that Rick Santorum should stay in the race, including more than two-thirds of Republican women.(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Romney Loses Popularity Contest - Mitt Romney has made a new record for unpopularity according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll published March 28, with just 34 percent of Americans holding a favorable opinion of him. It’s the lowest for any presidential frontrunner in ABC/Post primary season polls since 1984. By contrast, President Obama has a more than 50 percent favorable rating for the third consecutive month.(Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Mississippians Most Religious in the U.S. - A Gallup poll released on March 28 found Mississippi to be the most religious state in the country (59 percent), followed by Utah (57 percent) and Alabama (56 percent), based on people’s response that religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week. Nationwide, 42 percent of Americans considered themselves “very religious”, 32 percent “nonreligious,” and 28 percent said they were in the middle because they don’t attend services regularly or because they attend services even though religion is not that important to them.(Photo: Commercial Appeal/Landov)
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