A Reader Poll on the NSA Call Records Program — and Public Opinion on the Same Question

The Washington Post has an interesting new poll out about public reaction to the recent disclosures that the NSA is getting access to all domestic call records, or at least all records held by particular telephone providers. I thought I would ask the Post’s poll question to readers here, and then hide the result of the Washington Post’s poll below the break.

Here’s the Post’s question:

As you may know, it has been reported that the National Security Agency has been getting secret court orders to track telephone call records of MILLIONS of Americans in an effort to investigate terrorism. Would you consider this access to telephone call records an acceptable or unacceptable way for the federal government to investigate terrorism?

Is this acceptable or unacceptable?
Acceptable
Unacceptable
  
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For the results of the Washington Post poll, see below the break.

According to the Post story, 56% of adults polled answered “acceptable,” while 41% answered “unacceptable.”