Remember, YOUR PEOPLE Elected These Arseholes
A poll conducted after news of the NSA's snooping scandal broke on Thursday shows that more than one quarter of self-identified Democrats disapproved of the agency's surveillance programs under the George W. Bush administration, but now approve of it under the stewardship of Barack Obama.
The national survey from the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post found that 64 per cent of Democrats approve of the NSA 'getting secret court orders to track calls of millions of Americans to investigate terrorism.' Only 34 per cent voiced disapproval.
When Pew asked a similar question in 2006, just 37 per cent found the practice of 'secretly listening in on phone calls and reading emails without court approval' acceptable.
That partisan swing of 27 per cent may be related to the differences in the questions' wording, but it suggests an overall willingness on the part of President Obama's partisan supporters to approve of the NSA's secret surveillance now that his administration is in charge.Republicans, too, saw a shift in support for the NSA's programs - only in the opposite direction. Support from 75 per cent of GOP supporters in 2006 dwindled to 52 per cent this month.