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NBC poll: Nearly two-thirds back decision not to release bin Laden photos

The latest NBC News poll finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans back President Obama's decision not to release the photos taken after Osama bin Laden's death.

Fifty-two percent said they strongly believe the Obama administration should not release the photos, and an additional 12 percent agreed, although not as strongly.

By comparison, 24 percent said they strongly believe the photos should be released, and 5 percent more agreed not so strongly.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced it would not be releasing the photos, even though some politicians claimed they were needed to prove to the public and world that bin Laden was dead. However, on Friday, al Qaeda confirmed that bin Laden was killed.

The survey -- which will be released in full Monday night -- was conducted by Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart and Republican pollster Bill McInturff, and it was taken of 800 adults (100 reached by cell phone) from May 5 through May 7. It has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points.