A new poll from CBS News shows that 46% of Republicans believe former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty for murdering George Floyd, was given the wrong verdict.

On Sunday, “46% of Republicans” began trending on Twitter. The poll appears to show that there are drastically different views on race relations in the U.S. based on political party.

Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree murder, and third-degree murder after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes.

The poll, which surveyed over 2,500 Americans, found 54% of Republicans believe jurors were right when they delivered the guilty verdict for Chauvin. Meanwhile, 90% of Democrats agreed that the jurors handed down the right verdict.

However, a group described as disproportionately white, mostly conservative, and made up of more men than women counted as 25% of people who did not support the guilty verdict and strongly disagreed with the ideas of the Black Lives Matter movement.

People took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the results from the poll, with many slamming those who disagreed with the guilty verdict.

“The 54% of Republicans who stay in a party with those other 46% of Republicans are complicit at this point. Either purge your party of the racist white supremacists or leave the party. There is no excuse. You are the company you keep,” read one post.

Another person suggested the outcome of the poll revealed a flaw in the political party. One post read: "46% of Republicans... There is a crisis of indecency in the Republican Party."

Despite the divide over the Chauvin verdict, most Americans who were surveyed had more positive views about their local police than negative opinions.

A screen shows a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty wearing a face mask as people rally in Times Square in New York City after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd A screen shows a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty wearing a face mask as people rally in Times Square in New York City after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd Photo: AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY