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'Most Voters Worry That Closing Guantanamo Will Set Dangerous Terrorists Free'

12:31 PM, Dec 15, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The latest poll from Rasmussen:

Voters are more concerned than ever that the ongoing Obama administration effort to close the Guantanamo prison camp in Cuba will allow dangerous terrorists to go free.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% of Likely U.S. Voters are now at least somewhat concerned that dangerous terrorists will be set free if the prison camp is closed and some prisoners are transferred to other countries. That includes 57% who are Very Concerned.

Only 14% of voters are not very or not at all concerned about this possibility. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The level of concern is up from the 75% who felt that way in August 2009.

This, coupled with the soaring rate of recidivism, helps explain why the president has not kept his campaign promise of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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