Most Americans approve of Obama’s decision to resume military tribunals in Gitmo

March 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Most American voters, by a 51-25 percent margin, approve of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to resume U.S. military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees, a Fox News poll has shown.

Nearly one voter in four, 23 percent, had no opinion on the policy change.

A majority of Republicans (56 percent), about half of independents (49 percent) and Democrats (48 percent) also approved of the resumption of military tribunals at the Gitmo.

Over two-thirds, 67 percent, of those considering themselves part of the Tea Party movement, approve of the President’s policy reversal, Fox News reports.

On being asked if Obama should apologise to the architect of the Guantanamo Bay policy George W. Bush, for criticising the former President’s policy and eventually adopting it, 46 percent said yes, while 50 percent said he should not apologise.

Over two-thirds of Republicans (68 percent) thought Obama should apologise to Bush, while 66 percent Democrats disagreed with it. A 54 percent majority of independents also do not think that Obama owed Bush an apology. (ANI)

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