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  •  some interesting stuff from the recent poll: (2+ / 0-)
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    danps, BOHICA
    There is a gender gap on counter-terrorism efforts as men say 54 - 34 percent they have gone too far and women say 47 - 36 percent they have not gone far enough. There is little difference among Democrats and Republicans who are about evenly divided. Independent voters say 49 - 36 percent that counter-terrorism measures have gone too far.
    While voters support the phone-scanning program 51 - 45 percent and say 54 - 40 percent that it "is necessary to keep Americans safe," they also say 53 - 44 percent that the program "is too much intrusion into Americans' personal privacy."
    43. Do you think this program is necessary to keep Americans safe or not? Yes: 54% No: 40% DK/NA: 5%
    •  If Americuns like the surveilance state, (3+ / 0-)
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      danps, corvo, aliasalias

      then it must be OK - no questions asked.  Probably, hanging black folks also polled well in the south in the 50's.

    •  partisanship and predictable gender effects (1+ / 0-)
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      Women are more Democratic and (in aggregate) are more susceptible to pro-security messages, so with a Dem Admin in charge it's not surprising that you still see some support for surveillance-state. It would be interesting to look at the crosstabs on that survey, separating gender from political affiliation. The independent group sort of eliminates the partisan effect and in that case opinion swings against.

      History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

      by quill on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 07:26:54 AM PDT

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