Most think McVeigh is guilty, poll saysMarch 27, 1997
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(CNN) -- In the court of public opinion, Timothy McVeigh is losing his case.
Eighty percent of those polled believe the charges against Timothy McVeigh are true, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. The survey had a sampling error of plus or minus three percent.
Only one in five have no doubts about that and three-quarters of the respondents expect that he will be found guilty.
Jury selection is currently set to begin on Monday, March 31. McVeigh is charged with murder and conspiracy in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people. Co-defendant Terry Nichols will be tried separately at a later date.
More than half of those polled -- 58 percent -- say that McVeigh can get a fair trial, and 80 percent say it is a good idea that television cameras will not be allowed inside the courtroom.
Most of those polled -- 69 percent -- believe that law enforcement officials have not yet caught all the people responsible for the bombing.
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