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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Widely divergent polls suggest that most Americans are ambivalent about NSA surveillance
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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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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