Pew poll says majority of GOP tired of Trayvon Martin coverage

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press says that interest in the case is separated not only along partisan lines, but also racial ones.

43 percent of whites say there's been too much coverage, only 18 percent of blacks feel the same way.

Far more Republicans (56 percent) say there's been too much coverage of the case than Democrats (only 25 percent of Democrats agree).

Overall, a plurality of those surveyed by Pew (40 percent) say the coverage has been just right. 37 percent say there's been too much, and just 14 percent say the Martin/Zimmerman saga hasn't been discussed enough in the media.

  • Florida Democrat Chris Smith

Fort Lauderdale-based Democratic state Senator Chris Smith says he's weary of waiting for Governor Scott's task force to act, so he's convening his own task force on Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law that passed overwhelmingly in the Legislature in 2005.

Scott has called for Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll to lead a a task force in investigating the law, but only after State Attorney Angela Corey has finished her investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Smith holds his first meeting Thursday in Fort Lauderdale with a group of panelists, all Democrats.

Meanwhile there haven't been any new revelations in the Martin case for the past week, and the case has definitely been less in the news this week than in the previous two.

Now a new poll released says that Republicans think there's too much coverage, but Democrats disagree.

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