Illinois GOP Party poll on Gitmo north. Oppose? Support?

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Below, release from Illinois GOP survey….

Survey Shows Only 32% of Illinois Voters Support Quinn/Durbin Plan to Move Gitmo to Illinois, 57% Oppose

60% of women, 58% of independents and plurality of Democrats call plan a “bad idea”

CHICAGO – Less than one-third of Illinois voters support a plan to move terrorists from Gitmo to Thomson, Illinois while 57 percent call it a “bad idea,” according to a survey released today by We Ask America, a division of Xpress Professional Services, Inc. of Springfield, Illinois.

According to the overnight survey of 1,791 likely Illinois voters, 60 percent of women and 58 percent of independents oppose the plan. Even Democrats narrowly oppose the plan, 44.5 percent to 43 percent.

It has been reported that a prison in northwestern Illinois is being considered to house individuals that have been incarcerated at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay. The individuals in question are being held due to suspicion that they have connections to terrorist activities. Do you think that housing these prisoners in an Illinois prison is a GOOD IDEA or a BAD IDEA?

Overall: Independents Democrats

Good idea: 32.33% Good idea: 33.78% Good idea: 42.62%

Bad idea: 56.95% Bad idea: 57.90% Bad idea: 44.46%

Unsure: 10.72% Unsure: 8.32% Unsure: 12.92%

“Democrat mismanagement and corruption is no excuse to put our homeland security at risk,” IL Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady said. “Governor Quinn and Senator Durbin should listen to the people of Illinois and oppose this risky scheme.”

ILGOP Note: Poll Data Courtesy of We Ask America, a division of Xpress Professional Services, Inc., 217-522-1257

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