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US: Terrorism Trials (Gallup 11/20-22)


Gallup
11/20-22/09; 1,017 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Gallup release)

National

As you may know, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has described himself as the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. He is scheduled to face trial in New York City. Just your opinion, do you think it would better to have his trial in New York City or better to have it somewhere else?
42% New York City, 51% Somewhere else

Do you think it would be better to hold Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial in a civilian criminal court or a military court?
36% Criminal Court, 59% Military Court

How likely do you think it is that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be found guilty?
71% Very likely
20% Somewhat likely
4% Not too liekly
2% Not at all likely

How concerned are you that a trial will give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed publicity to further his cause
34% Very concerned
25% Somewhat concerned
21% Not too concerned
18% Not at all concerned

If Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is found guilty, do you think he should or should not get the death penalty?
77% Should, 18% Should not

 

Comments
Field Marshal:

Can't wait for this circus to get going. The blowback from it is going to hit Obama right in arrogant face and deservedly so.

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sjt22:

We've tried lots of terrorists before in Federal courts, and things turned out just fine. This will be no different.

I really don't know why conservatives are so bloody scared of KSM. This isn't X-Men, he's not Magneto. He's just a mortal man who will be tried and found guilty of his crimes.

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