The latest Rasmussen poll reveals what has been reflected in many conversations I have had with friends. If the President wasn’t watching people that have links to terrorists all this time…shame on them. When the NSA wiretapping "scandal" broke, it didn’t seem many outside of the walls of the New York Times and PFAW offices were as alarmed as they were relieved.
Rasmussen published today that 64% of Americans believe the National Security Agency should be allowed to intercept phone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and those living in the United States. Only a minority, 23% disagree.
Even more, Americans aren’t forming uninformed decisions in this case. 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.
So, while Capitol Hill hoots, hollers, threatens investigations, filibusters and all else, the common sense of regular ol’ America that believes using all means to track terrorists is neccessary prevails.