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US: Foreign Policy (Quinnipiac 2/2-8)

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Quinnipiac
2/2-8/10; 2,617 registered voters, 1.9% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Quinnipiac release)

National

Obama Job Approval/Disapproval
Foreign Policy: 46 / 43 (chart)
Afghanistan: 51 / 39
Terrorism: 49 / 44

Do you think the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting the war in Afghanistan now, or should the U.S. not be involved in Afghanistan now?
56% Right thing, 37% Shouldn't be involved

Which do you think is more important - to try 9/11 terror suspects in an open trial in civilian court so the world can see how the American system works or to try 9/11 terror suspects in military courts to better assure security of trials?
35% Civilian courts, 59% Military courts

Which do you prefer - to make sure that the 9/11 suspects receive the constitutional protections afforded in a civilian trial or to make sure that the 9/11 suspects are not eligible for all of those constitutional protections by having a military trial?
25% Receive protections, 68% Not eligible

As you may know, the accused Christmas Day attacker was advised of his right to remain silent by the FBI. Do you approve or disapprove of the accused Christmas Day attacker being advised of his right to remain silent?
52% Approve, 42% Disapprove

Federal law currently prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the military. Do you think this law should be repealed or not?
57% Yes, 36% No

Some people say that not allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military is discrimination. Do you agree or disagree?
66% Agree, 31% Disagree

Some people say that allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military would be divisive for the troops and hurt their ability to fight effectively. Do you agree or disagree?
30% Approve, 65% Disapprove

 

Comments
djneedle83:

America is effin retarded in the words of Rush Limbaugh. We have been convicting terrorists in CIVILIAN courts for the last decade.

The only thing that changed was the Republican minority got on their megaphone once Obama endorsed the idea of trying KSM in NYC.

If it's going to be too expensive then go try him at Howe Caverns in upstate New York where the population is counted in cows.

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Stillow:

djneedle83

In the words of Rahm Emmanuel, not rush limbaugh, but you get points for effort.

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Xenobion:

It would be the words of both frankly.

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Field Marshal:

Why not try US citizens in civilian court and foreign nationals in military court. This is just another area where the congress has been ineffectual in crafting rules for this sort of national security incidents along with enhanced interrogation. For all the hype and bloviating the left did from '03-'07 about "torture" they have yet to shape hard-fast rules around interrogation.

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