38% want Khadr to face trial in Guantanamo Bay (=), 38% would repatriate him to Canada (+1), 24% are unsure (-2)
32% (+3) believe Khadr will get a fair trial in Guantanamo Bay; 41% (-2) disagree
36% (+5) feel sympathy for Omar Khadr's plight, 41% (-5) do not
Not surprisingly, Conservatives tend to have a different opinion than supporters of the other parties:
When the results are assessed by political allegiance, a majority of respondents who would vote for the governing Conservative Party in the next federal election want Khadr to stay in Guantanamo (62%), think that he will get a fair trial (55%), and feel no sympathy for his plight (63%).
Conversely, at least 46 per cent of supporters of the four main federal opposition parties believe Khadr should be repatriated, at least 49 per cent believe his trial in Guantanamo will not be fair, and at least 40 per cent feel sympathy for his plight.
It would seem the video has slightly increased sympathy for Khadr, but the change is hardly eye popping. I suppose I am slightly surprised, given this video was Canadians first real opportunity to hear Khadr, within an environment that would seem naturally supportive. The fact the overall numbers haven't moved probably gives the Harper government little motivation to change their stance, just one finding, but little evidence of mounting pressure.