A Slim Majority Favors Obama's Order to Close Guantánamo Bay

The numbers behind Obama's order to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility within a year.

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  • 53: Percentage of Americans in favor of closing the Guantánamo Bay detention facility
  • 42: Percentage of Americans who think terror suspects should remain at Gitmo
  • 6 in 10: Americans think detainees should be put on trial in the regular court system
  • 750: Number of prisoners at Gitmo at its height
  • 245: Number of prisoners currently being held at Gitmo

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Sources: Washington Post-ABC Poll, National Public Radio, Associated Press