White and Black Americans’ perceptions of race relations and the circumstances around George Floyd’s death remain split, a new poll has found.Ahead of the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis Police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, a USA Today/Ipsos poll explored America’s views on race, policing and Floyd’s killing.The poll was conducted March 1 and 2 and based on a nationally representative sample of 1,165 people ages 18 and older. The poll findings come just days before the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville, Kentucky.
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CNN’s Priya Krishnakumar contributed to this report.