Changing Views of Torture

by John Sides on April 27, 2009 · 1 comment

in Public opinion

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The question wording is: “Obama has said that under his administration the United States will not use torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, no matter what the circumstance. Do you support this position not to use torture, or do you think there are cases in which the United States should consider torture against terrorism suspects?”

Source: ABC News/Washington Post polls, via Behind the Numbers.

[UPDATE: The original version of this post had the trend reversed. This is because I am a moron. Thanks to Danny Hayes for the catch.]

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Shag from Brookline April 28, 2009 at 7:14 am

” … or do you think there are cases in which the United States should consider torture against terrorism suspects?”

So, in April, 35% of Democrats, 55% of Independents, and 70% of Republicans indicated “yes” on this part of the question?

How about a question regarding the types of cases in which torture should be considered?

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