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Politics Breaking News: More Than Half of Voters Say Snowden is Whistle-blower, not Traitor

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July 10, 2013 AT 12:22 PM
According to a poll published by Quinnipiac University, more than half of American voters say self-declared NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a whistle-blower not a traitor. The fugitive, believed to be holed up in a Moscow airport, was supported by 55 percent of those surveyed. About one-third of those polled said they believed Snowden had betrayed his country. There was equal representation from almost every gender, social group and political persuasion in those who supported Snowden. The remaining 11 percent did not have an opinion. Peter Brown, assistant director of the school?s Polling Institute said the result illustrated public shock at the scope of intelligence-gathering by government agencies seeking to prevent future terror attacks.