Majority oppose closing GITMO

Majority oppose closing GITMO

DENVER—On Friday, a new CNN/ORC survey indicated a majority of Americans oppose closing GITMO. 56 percent think the detention center should continue operating, whereas 40 percent believe the center should be closed. The survey also indicated that most Americans are not concerned with Cuba being the site of the center despite its history with the U.S. Only 7 percent consider the island a “very serious threat.”

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“Coloradans are opposed to detainees from GITMO being transferred to our state and Americans are generally opposed to GITMO even being closed at all. This is not a partisan issue, it is simply a fact that Americans are concerned with terrorism. Our leaders need to hear our voices and put our safety ahead of their political ambitions.”

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