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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
Weird poll: Majority say NSA leaker did a “good thing,” but most also want him prosecuted
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By Pat Cunningham
June 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.



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Earlier today, I told you HERE about the divergence among respective results of several polls on the subject of National Security Agency surveillance as a safeguard against terrorism.

Well, HERE‘s another poll on the matter — and this one has divergence built right into its results:

More than half of Americans approve of a former intelligence contractor’s decision to leak classified details of sprawling government surveillance programs, according to the results of a new TIME poll.

Fifty-four percent of respondents said the leaker, Edward Snowden, 29, did a “good thing” in releasing information about the government programs, which collect phone, email, ...

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