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Gallup poll: Majority opposes drone strikes against U.S. citizens

Posted By admin On March 26, 2013 @ 10:06 am In Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Meghashyam Mali
The Hill [1]
March 26, 2013

A majority of Americans oppose launching armed drone attacks against suspected terrorists who are U.S. citizens.

Views on U.S. Government's Use of Drones in Various Situations, March 2013

The new poll from Gallup found majorities oppose the strikes regardless of whether they are used against U.S. citizens within the United States or abroad.

Gallup found a majority supports using drones against foreign nationals suspected of terrorism.

Sixty-five percent believe the United States should launch drone strikes against terror suspects abroad, with 28 percent opposing such moves. But that support drops to 41 percent if the suspect is a U.S. citizen, with 52 percent opposing such a strike.

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