49% Say U.S. Should Keep Guantanamo Prison Open

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Nearly half of U.S. voters (49%) say the United States should not close the terrorist prison camp at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, but the identical number (49%) also say Barack Obama is Very likely to close it in the first year of his presidency.

    Only 32% of voters say the Guantanamo prison camp should be closed, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. One-out-of-five (19%) are undecided.


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    The people in power now don't care anything about what 49% of the people want. They honestly believe their 51% is a mandate.
     
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    On this issue they do not have a 51%. It is only 32%
     
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    Maybe 32% would like to have the prisoners housed in their backyard, or better yet, indoors, thier basements maybe.
     
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    To quote the president, he won... It is the 79% Republican number that makes it look like no one wants it closed. The reality is more Republican's have an opinion on the prison then Democrats. However, and not to be insensitive, if the Republican's had won it would be left open but since they lost it will be closed. Bipartisanship doesn't mean the minority party should always get their way so the majority can say we worked with them.

     
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    Nearly half of U.S. voters (49%) say the United States should not close the terrorist prison camp at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba, but the identical number (49%) also say Barack Obama is Very likely to close it in the first year of his presidency.

    Only 32% of voters say the Guantanamo prison camp should be closed, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. One-out-of-five (19%) are undecided.
     
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    I saw it the first time, no need to bold it for me. Of the 49% 79% are the Republican's who want it to remain open (at least 80% do). However, the democrats won and more of them want it closed.
     
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    49% of all Americans want it open. Rather a bipartisan view is it not. The particular arty that won is irrelevant.
     
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    Party does matter... That is why I quoted Obama who said, "I won".

    It is also why I said Bipartisanship doesn't mean the minority party should always get their way so the majority can say we worked with them.
     
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    49% of all Americans trumps your koolaid.
     
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    Read on.

    The new findings mark a drop in support for the special prison camp for terrorists where the United States detains about 250 inmates. In a survey in late July, 59% said Guantanamo should be kept open, while 26% said it should be closed.
     

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