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Poll: NSA Leakers are 'Traitors'
NewsMax ^ | January 19, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 01/19/2006 3:06:43 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

Americans overwhelmingly support President Bush's decision to wiretap suspected terrorists operating inside the U.S. without first obtaining a court order - and a solid plurality believe those who leaked news of the secret operation are "traitors," a Fox News Opinion Dynamics poll has found.

Asked whether the president "should have the power to authorize the National Security Agency to monitor electronic communications of suspected terrorists without getting warrants, even if one end of the communication is in the United States?" - 58 percent of those surveyed said yes.

Just 36 percent disagreed.

According to Dick Morris, who reveals the poll's stunning results in today's New York Post - even 42 percent of Democrats back the Bush surveillance program.

The results flatly contradict a widely reported Associated Press poll two weeks ago, which sampled a dispropotionate percentage of Democrats and concluded that the public objected to the Bush surveillance program. In another stunning finding, the Fox poll found by that a margin of nearly 2 to 1, the American public believes that those responsible for exposing the super secret surveillance program have betrayed the country.

Fifty percent of those surveyed called those responsible for blowing the NSA's cover "traitors," while just 27 percent agreed with media claims that the leakers were "whistleblowers."

By a margin of 42 to 34 percent, even Democrats agreed with the "traitor" label.

Americans also strongly support renewing the Patriot Act by a nearly 2 to 1 margin [57 to 31 percent].

And a solid plurality of those surveyed - 46 percent - credit Bush administration counterterrorism efforts for preventing al Qaeda from carrying out another 9/11-style attack on the U.S. Notes Morris:

"These statistics tell us that Democratic politicians are just hurting themselves by raising and dwelling on the wiretap issue . . . We're more afraid of al Qaeda than of our own elected officials."

"In other words," he adds, "Ann Coulter represents the Democratic mainstream better than Al Gore on this one!"


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: homelandsecurity; leak; nsa; patriotleak; poll; spying; traitor; wiretaps
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To: pissant

I dunno. There are so many existing and potential traitors in that party. Possibly it was one of them, or a RAT congressperson and/or a house or senate RAT staffer(s). With that gang the possibilities are endless.


21 posted on 01/19/2006 4:37:48 PM PST by defenderSD ( In a battle of wits against a FReeper, the typical liberal is unarmed. )
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To: West Coast Conservative

A short drop and a sudden stop is the answer. Betray your country and die.


22 posted on 01/19/2006 5:07:47 PM PST by TigersEye (All Americans should be armed and dangerous!)
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To: Baynative

; "Somebody git me a rope"

Support hanging, the only environmentally concous way to execute. Reuse the same rope over and over again.


23 posted on 01/19/2006 6:02:56 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: MarkeyD
Well, the rule is to post any pic of a hot chick, whatever the excuse.

You just failed that one by posting a Dick

:)

24 posted on 01/19/2006 6:13:41 PM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: Mad_as_heck

This AP fake polling is exactly how the biased press harms their Democrat Party. The Rats get a false sense of what they should and should not be pushing for political gain. When the press had total control over thought, fake polls worked on the public. But now fake polls from the old media only work on the Democrats. The public has other sources of information in order to make up their own minds independent of the old media.


25 posted on 01/19/2006 7:05:58 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

This AP fake polling is exactly how the biased press harms their Democrat Party. The Rats get a false sense of what they should and should not be pushing for political gain. When the press had total control over thought, fake polls worked on the public. But now fake polls from the old media only work on the Democrats. The public has other sources of information in order to make up their own minds independent of the old media.


26 posted on 01/19/2006 7:06:07 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

This AP fake polling is exactly how the biased press harms their Democrat Party. The Rats get a false sense of what they should and should not be pushing for political gain. When the press had total control over thought, fake polls worked on the public. But now fake polls from the old media only work on the Democrats. The public has other sources of information in order to make up their own minds independent of the old media.


27 posted on 01/19/2006 7:06:33 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

BUMP!!!


28 posted on 01/19/2006 7:07:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: West Coast Conservative
Well, this poll is certainly a better gauge than the bogus Zogby poll from a few days ago which reported that a majority of Americans want Bush impeached. Zogby phrased his question like this (paraphrasing):

"If President Bush eavesdropped on your mother's conversation with your Aunt Betty as the two women were discussing a secret family crabcake recipe, should Bush be impeached?"

29 posted on 01/19/2006 7:14:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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