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Poll Watch: 49 Per Cent Opposed to Closing Guantanamo Bay


Terrorist Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

And, only 38 per cent agree.

The question:

Do you agree or disagree with President Obama’s decision to close the Guanatanamo Prison Camp?

  • Agree – 38%
  • Disagree – 49%
  • Not Sure – 13%

The support for keeping Guantanamo’s prison camp open declined from 59% last summer to 49% last November to 42% in January. In fact, shortly after the President announced his intention to close the camp, a narrow plurality agreed with him.

Since then, the trends have moved in the opposite direction. The number who want to keep the facility open increased from 42% in January to 46% in April and 49% now. The number who agree with the President’s position has fallen from 44% in January to 38% today.

Most Democrats (61%) now agree with the President on this issue. However, 79% of Republicans and 54% of unaffiliateds hold the opposite view.

Obama does NOT have a plan regarding Guantanamo Bay and it is my bet he changes his mind about closing the facility. He will at first delay the matter and then do nothing when it fades from public view.

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One thought on “Poll Watch: 49 Per Cent Opposed to Closing Guantanamo Bay

  1. Interesting results on the poll, but I think it’s expected. As time goes by, percentage disagreeing with president will rise.

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