Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Zogby and Wiretapping polls
It seems the public doesn't really like the government snooping in their private lives and they continue to disapprove by wide margins the war in Iraq. Oh, and they also don't think Saddam Hussein had a thing to do with 9/11.
In the latest Zogby poll, only 36 percent think the war was worth the loss of American lives with GOPers leading the category with 58 percent. Only 20 percent of Democrats and 28 percent of Independents continue to drink the Bush kool-aid.
About the totally dishonest farce that Saddam Hussein had ties to the 9/11 terrorists, the Big Lie has finally been dispelled. Less folks believe there was any link.
In the poll, Democrats lead the survey with 65 percent rejecting any connection. Fifty-six percent of Independents and 30 percent of Republicans also have at long last seen the light.
Another key figure is the one addressing illegal eavesdropping, especially since the administration is looking to bully Congress and legitimize their illegal deeds of the past five and a half years.
Nancy and Harry, take heart!
Only 37 percent of respondents agree that the government should be allowed to monitor private telephone calls -- even under the guise of protecting them against terrorist acts. A miniscule 20 percent of Democrats assent with 34 percent of Independents and 56 percent of Republicans also agreeing.
As for the government randomly searching private mail, Democrats, Independents and Republicans give this notion a thumbs down. Only 49 percent of Republicans, 26 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Independents assent.
So much for Americans siding with Bush and his surveillance program!