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New Gallup Poll: Public Opinion Strongly Against Closing Gitmo (America Opposes Obama!)
MoveAmericaForward.Org ^ | June 5, 2009 | Danny Gonzalez

Posted on 06/05/2009 3:38:10 PM PDT by Syncro

Friday, June 05, 2009


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New Gallup Poll: Public Opinion Strongly Against Closing Gitmo

Move America Forward has been hot on the issue of Guantanamo Bay for the past 6 months. In December we made Guantanamo the last stop on our “Honoring Heroes at the Holidays II” tour and we brought boxes of Christmas cards, DVDs, T-Shirts and lots of other goodies from our care packages to Guantanamo Bay to distribute to troops there.

We inspected the detainment camps and returned to the United States to fight Obama and his allies who wanted to close it. We produced an advertisement for TV and held a press conference with 9/11 families who also wanted to see justice done.

The results of our efforts, at least in public opinion, are very encouraging as a new Gallup poll that just came out June 3rd, shows the public OVERWHELMINGLY in support of keeping GITMO open and overwhelmingly OPPOSED to Obama’s policies.

According to these latest poll numbers Americans are

STRONGLY against closing the detention centers at Gitmo
VERY STRONGLY against moving Gitmo prisoners to their local states
Say that Gitmo should NOT be closed and WOULD BE UPSET if it was closed anyway
NOT BUYING Obama’s argument that Gitmo made America less safe (only 18% agree with that)
Republican and Independents LARGELY agree that we SHOULD NOT close Gitmo
Democrats by only a very slim majority say we SHOULD close it
Even most Democrats do not buy Obama’s argument that Gitmo hurt American security

Quoted from Gallup Analysis:

The poll indicates that Americans tend to be emotionally invested in the outcome of the policy—7 in 10 say they would be “upset” if Obama does not follow their preferred course of action on the issue. However, most of the highly charged sentiment comes from those who oppose closing the prison.

This poll was conducted from May 29-31 and has only a 3 point spread margin of error!
This is very encouraging information for our efforts. Even as Obama moves ahead with his ill-conceived plans, trying to apologize for the last administration’s policies which KEPT US SAFE. Obama is IGNORING public opinion and pandering to America’s enemies, which will never work, as history shows.

And as this Gallup poll shows, Americans are wise to whats going on, and they have NOT had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama’s high flying rhetoric.

FULL LINK TO POLLING DATA: http://www.gallup.com/poll/119393/Americans-Oppose-Closing-Gitmo-Moving-Prisoners.aspx


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; galluppoll; gitmo; guantanamobay; maf; obama; troops
According to these latest poll numbers Americans are
STRONGLY against closing the detention centers at Gitmo

VERY STRONGLY against moving Gitmo prisoners to their local states

Say that Gitmo should NOT be closed and WOULD BE UPSET if it was closed anyway

NOT BUYING Obama’s argument that Gitmo made America less safe (only 18% agree with that)

Republican and Independents LARGELY agree that we SHOULD NOT close Gitmo

Democrats by only a very slim majority say we SHOULD close it

Even most Democrats do not buy Obama’s argument that Gitmo hurt American security

1 posted on 06/05/2009 3:38:10 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro
obama has at least one potentially fatal personal flaw; he is flatly incapable of admitting that he was wrong. we especially saw that during the primaries.

now he's wedded to a losing proposition, and I am looking forward to watching him try to wriggle off this hook.

2 posted on 06/05/2009 3:42:08 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: Syncro

It’s time to open re-education camps.


3 posted on 06/05/2009 3:43:17 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Syncro
If Bush/Cheney would have made the persuasive argument that Cheney has made the last three week, just maybe we would have had a different outcome in the last election.

Oh, never mind. McCain wanted to close it too.

4 posted on 06/05/2009 3:43:54 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Syncro
This polling thing where obama is getting 60% approval but high disapprovals of his policies, does this mean he won't get reelected but will be desperately wanted on Dancing with the Stars?
5 posted on 06/05/2009 3:44:57 PM PDT by rvoitier (John Boehner--Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century.)
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To: Syncro

Hey I just came up with an idea of how Obama could close Gitmo and handle the prisoners down there at the same time. Obama can get William Ayers to go down there and sorta accidentally start a fire and prison burns down and all the prisoners shall we say go up in smoke and we can close Gitmo and we dont have to worry about where to put the prisoners. Wallah!


6 posted on 06/05/2009 3:46:22 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Syncro
Obama will not close GITMO because of political repercussions and then he will blame congress for not passing legislation that would put them in Supermax.
7 posted on 06/05/2009 3:55:26 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obama's a has-been that never was.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

And another is his temper. That filth has a chip on his shoulder and when America knocks it off, his hair will catch on fire.


8 posted on 06/05/2009 3:55:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: Syncro
I know how the Obamasiah could close Gitmo quick. Apply the rule that the Geneva Convention applies only to those combatants in uniform. Most of the Gitmo prisoners were apprehended in civilian clothes so we are therefore entitled to shoot them out of hand. When 90% have gotten their virgins, send the remaining 10% back home.
9 posted on 06/05/2009 3:57:52 PM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I’m surprised that he hasn’t as yet ‘ordered” Israel to take the prisoners.


10 posted on 06/05/2009 3:59:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Ironically that was a big complaint about Bush. Now we have one pathologically incapable of changing course.


11 posted on 06/05/2009 4:17:28 PM PDT by omega4179 (America is a Christian Nation)
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To: omega4179
Ironically that was a big complaint about Bush. Now we have one pathologically incapable of changing course.

good point. of course, bush changed course when he ordered the surge, which is what ultimately won the conflict in iraq. but you would never know it from reading the OOM*

*ObamaOrgasmic Media

12 posted on 06/05/2009 4:25:13 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: Gator113

The Devil does not to be made a fool.


13 posted on 06/05/2009 4:28:36 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: WMarshal
You are cruel. But there is an old English custom of having the captured criminals draw straws, then hanging the loser as an example to the survivors. I say we have this lottery every week until the population of Gitmo gets down to 100 or so. Then hold one last big lottery. This time, the "winner" gets sent home and everyone else get hanged.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if the winner was one of those Chinese Muslim terrorists who begs to be hanged instead?

14 posted on 06/05/2009 4:29:51 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Bush was also humble and hesitated to list mistakes as he considered it unpresidential in an unstable world. But he did switch tactics in Iraq and accept the resignations of Rumsfeld and others.


15 posted on 06/05/2009 4:32:13 PM PDT by omega4179 (America is a Christian Nation)
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To: JohnBrowdie

It’s far beyond a flaw. It’s a fatal flaw. Obama’s narcissism knows no bounds.


16 posted on 06/05/2009 4:37:17 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: omega4179
Bush was also humble and hesitated to list mistakes as he considered it unpresidential in an unstable world.

great point. GWB would never admit an error that would make our nation less secure, or jeopardize the lives of our troops stationed in the middle east. He would simply fix it, and silently endure the heat from the MSM and the pelosicrats.

he also never blamed bill clinton for 9/11, even if it was his limp foreign policy that caused most of it.

17 posted on 06/05/2009 4:40:46 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: Syncro
(America Opposes Obama!)

That's okay. Obama opposes America, too.
18 posted on 06/05/2009 4:43:01 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: romanesq
It’s far beyond a flaw. It’s a fatal flaw. Obama’s narcissism knows no bounds.

I'm not entirely sure that it's narcissism, although obama certainly displays narcissistic tendencies. I'm not just splitting hairs, here, I just believe that the guy is so inexperienced, that he has no clue what he has gotten himself into.

He is governing with the only thing that he has; sheer doctrinaire leftist ideology.

With zero(no pun intended) experience, all he has is his political philosophy of failed welfare state notions.

19 posted on 06/05/2009 4:49:41 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: Syncro

So what if the American people disagree with what the king wants?


20 posted on 06/05/2009 4:51:00 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: JohnBrowdie

Valid points. But don’t believe he is governing so much as led by his left wing ideology. He is a master actually of disguising it, backing away when needed and misleading those who smell it out.

He’s Saul Alinsky to the core.

Sometimes you think the inexperience is the reason for obvious faults but really it’s not errors in his mind. He believes some of those things advance his left wing agenda.

In his anti-Reagan approach, many of us wonder how can you bankrupt America. He looks at it as the fulfillment of leaving only one option: more socialism.

So it’s not inexperience at all. It’s an agenda.


21 posted on 06/05/2009 4:55:22 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: romanesq

I suspect that we are arguing the same point. I don’t disagree with anything that you just said.


22 posted on 06/05/2009 4:57:41 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Sadly for our nation, it seems we both see the same danger.


23 posted on 06/05/2009 4:59:18 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: rvoitier
This polling thing where obama is getting 60% approval but high disapprovals of his policies, does this mean he won't get reelected but will be desperately wanted on Dancing with the Stars?

Well to be more precise, the men and women of the media would desperately want him to poll, err, pole dance for them.

24 posted on 06/05/2009 5:03:18 PM PDT by Vision Thing (wussybama)
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To: romanesq
Sadly for our nation, it seems we both see the same danger.

I think all FReepers see it. at the moment, with congress constituted as it is, we are powerless to prevent it. We can complicate and delay it, but ultimately, elections have consequences.

I just hope that the electorate spits out the kool-aid in the mid-term elections.

25 posted on 06/05/2009 5:04:36 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: Syncro

The anger is building out there, folks.

Its going to be interesting to see how Obama handles it as public sentiment turns increasingly against him. I doubt he will show the poise that W did.

People like him just thrive on public approval and hero worship.


26 posted on 06/05/2009 5:06:37 PM PDT by HailReagan78
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To: tobyhill

“Obama will not close GITMO because of political repercussions and then he will blame congress for not passing legislation that would put them in Supermax. “

He will blame Republicans saying it is their no votes that are keeping Gitmo open. It will be the party of “No” depsite the fact he has vetoproof majorities.

And that is what the SRM (Staterun Media) will report. And the sheeple will go: Republicans Baaaaaaaaaad Obaaaaaaaahma Goooooood!


27 posted on 06/05/2009 5:12:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Climate change alarmists are Warm-Mongers. Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.)
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To: Syncro

Yes but Obama is being brave like Bush and ignoring public opinion because he understands how it’s existence endangers America. He wants to remove the bad stain Gitmo has with the moslem world. This is the US 4 year apology tour. Get used to it. We have a lot a scraping and bowing to go.

But hey, if he’s doubling down on crushing radical arab, africans and pashtuns in Pakistan and Afghanistan do we really care if Gitmo gets closed? Or what comes out of his mouth for that matter? I’m beginning to think the ruling class in the Middle East wanted this guy for cover while a mass extermination of radicals was accomplished. I’m just saying. It looks like we are going huge in Indian country under this guy.


28 posted on 06/05/2009 7:30:12 PM PDT by kinghorse
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They didn’t unleash 21,000 nephew Urkels of Uncle Obama on Afghanistan. They unleashed 21,000 special ops forces, each individually capable of unleashing holy hell on all that stands in their path. The face is Urkel The reality is something entirely different.


29 posted on 06/05/2009 7:35:17 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Syncro

Send this as a memo to Barry Ping!


30 posted on 06/05/2009 8:43:10 PM PDT by cranked
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