Polls indicate most Americans disagree with Bergdahl swap

After learning about his dubious record, possible defection, and the caliber of the five terrorist leaders exchanged for Bergdahl, the American public seems more and more skeptical.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

Washington (CNN) - More Americans disapprove than approve of the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners, according to two new national polls.


And the surveys indicate a wide partisan divide over the controversial deal, with most Republicans giving the exchange a thumbs down and a majority of Democrats approving of the swap.

Forty-five percent of people questioned in a CBS News poll released Tuesday morning say they disapprove of the deal, announced a week and a half ago, with 37% supporting the exchange and nearly one in five unsure.

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