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Poll: Most Disagree With Bergdahl-Terrorist Swap

Poll: Most Disagree With Bergdahl-Terrorist Swap

By Michael Cipriano - June 12, 2014

More than half of likely voters disagree with the decision to exchange five high-ranking Taliban detainees for U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as public opinion is shifting from initial support, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll.

The survey found that 54 percent of respondents disagree with the prisoner swap, an 11-point increase from a week ago. Just 29 percent support the Obama administration’s decision, a drop of 11 points from last week. Sixteen percent remain undecided.

The poll also shows a higher disapproval among Americans for the exchange than a USA Today/Pew Research Center survey found last week. That poll showed a 43 percent-34 percent disapproval/approval breakdown.

The national survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted from June 10-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Michael Cipriano

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