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  •  It must have been a weird poll (0+ / 0-)

    or something odd is going on--when the numbers on the NSA surveillance were more, um, in favor of it, the percentage thinking Snowden was a hero was much higher.

    Now, the numbers of people who think the NSA is wrong are up--and the numbers of people who approve of Snowden are way down.

    It's very weird, like a see-saw. I wonder what the explanation is?

    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 08:36:09 PM PDT

    •  here's my two cents (1+ / 0-)
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      I think the key metric is the unfavorability rating because it's harder to impress people than it is to lose their respect.

      Repect must be earned over time by building up a track record. That record is fragile and can be undermined and broken with one or two acts that betray character flaws and other undesirable characteristics.

      Therefore, I think the negative rating for relatively unknown people has more inertia than the favorable rating.

      according to a two day old NBC news poll

      Obama's unfavorable rating (40) in the poll is higher than the unfavorable ratings of everyone else including:
      * Snowden (35)
      * Zimmerman (39)
      * Boehner (36)
      * George W Bush (39)

      Note also that Snowden's unfavorable rating is drastically lower than that of Congress (83)

      I think Snowden is doing very well.

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