By Christopher B. Daly
OK, that’s not exactly what this new Pew poll shows. But it does indicate that a healthy plurality “get it” when it comes to government spying on journalists.
Here’s the take-away:
Criticism of the DOJ is substantially higher among those who are paying attention to the story. By a 55% to 35% margin people who have followed reports about the AP phone records at least fairly closely disapprove of the DOJ’s actions. Attentive Republicans are particularly critical: they disapprove by a 66% to 28% margin.