The sense of Congress is that...

Putting suspected 9/11 terrorists on trial in civilian courts instead of a military tribunal is a bad idea, because it will expose confidential intelligence-gathering methods, and gives terrorists captured on the battlefield the same rights as American citizens.

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66%

The minority position is that putting suspected 9/11 terrorists on trial in civilian courts instead of a military tribunal is a good idea, because it shows that America provides the same rights to everyone, and a visible, open trial will prove to the world that any convictions are deserved.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, April 25-April 27, 2010, N=276, margin of error +/-5.65%