Most Americans favor charges against Bergdahl if he deserted post

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While a majority of Americans say too high a price paid for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, even a larger percentage say he should be criminally charged if it’s proven he deserted his post, a new ABC News-Washington Post poll shows.

Not only does the poll reinforce an earlier CBS News poll showing most Americans are critical of the deal, but nearly three-quarters of those polled say Bergdahl should face charges if he did desert.

And while 51 percent of those in the ABC News-Washington Post poll disapprove of the exchange, that number jumps to 63 percent if Bergdahl deserted five years ago.

Republicans (82 percent) are slightly more in favor of charging Bergdahl than Democrats (70 percent).

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