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June 11, 2013 11:05 AM Partisanship in Everything: Views of the NSA’s Domestic Surveillance

By John Sides

From a new Washington Post/Pew survey:

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The shifting views of Democrats and Republicans between 2006 and 2013 is reminiscent of many other trends noted on this blog—such as in views of Ben Bernanke.

But there’s one way in which these results show how there isn’t partisanship in everything.  Note than in the 2013 poll, there are only muted partisan differences in views of the NSA’s surveillance program.  As I noted last week, there is bipartisan support for this program at the elite level, and unsurprisingly the public reflects this consensus.

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

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John Sides is an associate professor of political science at George Washington University.