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Widely divergent polls suggest that most Americans are ambivalent about NSA surveillance
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By Pat Cunningham
June 13, 2013 11:15 a.m.



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When the Pew Research Center released a poll the other day showing majority approval of the National Security Administration’s program tracking the phone records of millions of Americans as a hedge against terrorism, I expressed SURPRISE.

I was surprised again yesterday when Gallup came out with a poll SHOWING MUCH DIFFERENT RESULTS.

And then I ran across a third poll this morning, this one from CBS, which only ADDS TO THE CONFUSION.

The CBS survey shows majority support for monitoring the phone records of suspected terrorists, but not those of ordinary Americans. And yet there was also this:...

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