RANDSLIDE: 50 - Point Swing on Targeted Drone Killings of U.S. CitizensSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 22:55
RANDSLIDE: 50 - Point Swing on Targeted Drone Killings of U.S. Citizens
By David Weigel | Posted Monday, March 25, 2013 | 10:08 AM
A year ago, as the presidential race was taking shape, The Washington Post's pollster asked voters whether they favored the use of drones to kill terrorists or terror suspects if they were "American citizens living in other countries." The net rating at the time was positive: 65 percent for, 26 percent against.
Today, after a month of Rand Paul-driven discussion of drone warfare, Gallup asks basically the same question: Should the U.S. "use drones to launch airstrikes in other countries against U.S. citizens living abroad who are suspected terrorists?" The new numbers: 41 percent for, 52 percent against.