Poll: 60% say Wikileaks harms the public interest

Fully three-quarters of Republicans following news about the WikiLeaks release of classified diplomatic communications say it harms the public interest (75%), while about two-in-ten (19%) say it serves the public interest. The balance of opinion among Democrats and independents tilts the same way, but the divide is narrower.

Just more than half of Democrats (53%) say the release harms the public interest while 36% say it serves the public interest. Among independents, the numbers are comparable (57% harms, 36% serves public interest)