Skip to comments.NBC poll: Nearly two-thirds back decision not to release bin Laden photos
Posted on 05/09/2011 4:25:28 AM PDT by Rational Thought
The latest NBC News poll finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans back President Obama's decision not to release the photos taken after Osama bin Laden's death.
Fifty-two percent said they strongly believe the Obama administration should not release the photos, and an additional 12 percent agreed, although not as strongly.
By comparison, 24 percent said they strongly believe the photos should be released, and 5 percent more agreed not so strongly.
On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced it would not be releasing the photos, even though some politicians claimed they were needed to prove to the public and world that bin Laden was dead. However, on Friday, al Qaeda confirmed that bin Laden was killed.
The survey -- which will be released in full Monday night -- was conducted by Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart and Republican pollster Bill McInturff, and it was taken of 800 adults (100 reached by cell phone) from May 5 through May 7. It has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points. .
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I have some news for the media. I don't care if you release, don't release, or eat the photos for breakfast.
It's a nice attempt at diversion. I care about the economy, fuel prices, the housing market, socialized medicine, illegal immigration, National defense and an expanding, controlling Government.
Why doesn't NBC "News" take a real poll on those issues?
for the next two years you can stop reading after seeing this.......
To paraphrase, ‘There are lies, dxmned lies, and NBC polls.’
The whole purpose of not releasing the photos is that it would ruin the Osama bin Laden brand! A photo of a dead terrorist leader would look very bad for Jihadis.
I would not trust two thirds of this counties population with a squirt gun (they would pee in it)... Or a steel fork (they might put out an eye).
There comes a point when beating a dead hose into a fine pulp becomes... boring and messy.
A responsible government would release the photos and grant a tax holiday for all gun and ammunition purchases. The Feds would pressure States who do not pass CC laws by withholding Federal $$$. Also, drop copies of “On War” in Afghanistan and explain that nation building has ended. We won't reveal our strategy and tactics, but rest assured it will be bloody as well as painful unless you submit fully to our needs/wants. The sooner we finish our mission the sooner we leave and let you go back to your "sophisticated" ways of living.
We either impose our will and fight to "render the enemy helpless" or get out. The enemy will be defined as wearing civilian clothes since that is their uniform of choice. Neocons, State Department drones in comfortable A/C offices, and nation builders, ponder over that (Geneva/uniforms) while we keep wasting an exorbitant amount of resources of our nation already swimming in mountain of debt.
Exactly why I would love to have them released - after seeing his smug face on the periodic videos, it would be great for the muzzies to get a good look at their "hero" in his debased condition.
Wait till CBS polls, it will be 98% agree with the ‘won’.
Another phony polls from the left.
the same 52% fully support releasing pictures of our guards at GITMO handling prisoners there, so as to inflame the muslim world
cut us a breaK MEdia, the jig is up on your pols, er, polls
Propaganda... check rasmussen.
Hussein is not leading on this question, just following. You can be sure Axeldork did plenty of polling before the decisiom was made.
Big hairy deal.........90% of children under the age of five are opposed to vaccinations.
NBC, you gotta go outside the Oval Office to get your sampling.
I usually trust polls but this one has the smell of push poll all over it.
B.S poll from the state run media that worships Obama!
When I read a headline like this, then I just think this coming from the Obama network. I mean NBC. That means the majority of people do not believe Obama and want to see the real photos if they exist.
Notice how all the polls now by the lib media are taken by only calling “adults”? It is the most inaccurate method. They don’t even break down the demographics anymore so they most likely are calling names right off the DNC calling list.
LOWER MY TAXES. That’s what important.
It’s an NBC poll. Enough said. Obamajad could throw his own daughters off the top of the Empire State Building in full sight while the country watches and the lame stream commies would find a way to praise him for it. The lame streams would simply have us all believe the Obamajad children are in fact the anti-Christ and the happy couple are victims!
Good evening. Do you have a moment to answer a polling question?
Sure, I guess.
President Obama has stated that displaying photos of Osama bin Laden would foment anger in the Muslim community and could put our brave soldiers at increased risk. The President also reminds us that these photos could cause a rapid increase in terrorist activities in this country, and that you and your children and your brothers and sisters and mom and dad could all be at increased risk of death or dismemberment. Knowing all this, do you still think it’s a good idea to show these photos?
Well, since you put it that way, I guess not.
Thanks for your time. Is there anyone else there at the teacher’s union headquarters that I can speak to?
Not buying...........I call BS
The Pentagon is recommending against releasing the photos... That’s good enough for me. Troop safety is not worth playing politics with.
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