Emily Swanson | February 19, 2010
CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
2/12-15/10; 1,023 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
As you know, a man has been charged with attempting to use an explosive device on Christmas Day to blow up a plane that was flying to Detroit. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama has responded to that incident?
45% Approve, 47% Disapprove
If you had to choose, would you rather see the man who has been charged in that incident brought to trial in a criminal court run by the civilian judicial system, or would you rather see him tried by a military court run by the U.S. armed forces?
40% Criminal court, 59% Military court
Half sample: As you know, after the man in that incident was turned over to the FBI, agents read him the statement of his rights, including the right to remain silent, that is read to all people who are arrested by the police or the FBI in this country. Do you think the FBI should or should not have done that?
65% Should, 33% Should not
Half sample: As you know, the police and FBI agents always inform suspects of their constitutional right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present during any questioning. Do you think law enforcement officials should or should not follow this practice for people who are suspected of attempting to commit an act of terrorism?
56% Should, 43% Should not
What do you think the United States should do to get Iran to shut down its nuclear program - take military action against Iran now, use economic and diplomatic efforts but not take military action right now, or take no action against Iran at this time?
23% Take military action now, 63% Economic and diplomatic efforts only, 12% No action