Saturday, May 13, 2006

Americans Support Wire Taps

At least that is what USS Neverdock would have you believe. An ABC poll claims that 63% of Americans support the wire taps. I am always very sceptical about any poll that does not give information about the people who were asked the question, as well as the phrasing of the question (usually these things are heavily loaded). Interestingly, ABC is running an on-line poll (which is of course open to abuse - as are telephone polls) which expresses a very different view. At the time of writing, 71.2% said no to the following statement:

'Is it okay for the government to track phone calls made by you
and millions of other Americans?'

So which poll do you believe??