Two in three Americans support Assange's US arrest and trial over 'Wikileaks cablegate'

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Washington, Dec 18(ANI): A new poll has found that two of out three Americans are in favour of the arrest and trial of whistleblower website WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange in the United States.

According to a Fox News poll released on Friday, 66 percent voters said that "the owner of the website" who received and leaked the classified US diplomatic cables should be arrested and put on trial.

When the focus was placed on the person who "stole and leaked the information," the feeling is even stronger, as 83 percent favour arrest and trial, the report said.

Americans are far less harsh in their judgment of news organizations that published the leaked information, as only 38 percent would push for punishment of those media outlets.

Opinion Dynamics Corporation conducted the national telephone poll for Fox News among 900 registered voters on December 14 and 15.

The poll has a three-point error margin. (ANI)

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