Majority of Americans say too high a price paid for Bergdahl

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Few Americans approve of the prisoner swap deal that saw Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl released by the Taliban, while a majority say the price paid — five Taliban militants — was too high, according to a new poll.

The CBS News poll shows that only only 37 percent of Americans approve of the deal while 45 percent disapprove. Nearly one in five have no opinion.

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In all, 56 percent say the U.S. paid too high of a price, and among veterans, that number swells to 65 percent.

And what about notifying Congress ahead of time? Of those polled, 72 percent say President Barack Obama should have done so.


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