Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Rasmussen Reports NSA Poll

There are some very striking results in this survey about the NSA's intercept program:
December 28, 2005--Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.

Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he is not while 26% are not sure.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of Republicans believe the NSA should be allowed to listen in on conversations between terror suspects and people living in the United States. That view is shared by 51% of Democrats and 57% of those not affiliated with either major political party.

The MSM, the Dems, and others of the hard left will, no doubt, find this very surprising. Their fanatical viewpoint forces them to shield themselves from the truth, though information like this is bound to shake up the farce they put on in describing what's going on in the world.

But to those who have taken the time to find, review, and understand the evidence for the legality of the NSA's intercept program, these poll results will come simply as reassurance that the American people aren't falling for the left's clueless rhetoric.

(HT: Michelle Malkin)