Eric Dienstfrey | May 18, 2009
Resurgent Republic (R) /
Ayres, McHenry (R)
5/11-14/09; 1,000 registered voters, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
36% Democrat, 30% Republican, 30% independent (chart)
Based on what you have read or heard, would you say harsh interrogation of detainees was justified or not justified?
- 53% Justified
34% Not Justified
82% Justified, 10% Not Justified
53% Justified, 31% Not Justified
27% Justified, 57% Not Justified
Now I would like to read you a list of interrogation techniques that were considered by the Bush Administration and CIA when questioning detainees. For each of the following, would you please tell me if you consider each technique to be justified or not justified for the United States to use when trying to get information that could prevent future terrorist attacks.
Waterboarding, where a detainee is strapped to a flat board, his face covered with a hood and cloth, and pouring water on the cloth in a way that simulates the feeling of being drowned.
- 46% Justified
50% Not Justified
75% Justified, 20% Not Justified
49% Justified, 46% Not Justified
18% Justified, 80% Not Justified