The following is from Rasmussen Reports
Voters strongly believe journalists and political opponents are targets of spying by the U.S. government, and they don’t trust the judgment of the feds when they do it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the U.S. government spies on critical journalists and political opponents, but 24% think it’s unlikely. This includes 30% who think it’s Very Likely the government spies on these groups and six percent (6%) who think it’s Not At All Likely. Another 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Does the U.S. government spy on critical journalists and political opponents?
- 61% Very likely or somewhat likely
- 24% Unlikely
- 14% Undecided
Note: Sharyl Attkisson is currently suing the Justice Department and FBI for the government intrusions into her work and personal computers as far back as 2011 while she conducted investigative reporting for CBS News.