A majority of Americans oppose closing the prison at Guantanamo according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.
'In the survey, Americans were inclined to accept the argument by
Cheney and former president George W. Bush that the detention center had made the United States safer. By 40%-18%, they said the prison had strengthened national security rather than weakened it.
Those who want the prison to remain open feel more strongly on the subject that those who want to close it. A 54% majority of those polled say the prison shouldn't be closed, and that they'll be upset if the administration moves forward to close it.
Last month, Senate Democrats stripped $80 million to close Gitmo from a spending bill and blocked transfer of detainees to U.S. soil, at least for now.'
That last bit is interesting. As if Republicans are in favor of closing Guantanamo.