Poll: Voters concerned NSA can't keep a secret

By a 47-41 percent margin, more voters think the government’s electronic surveillance program does more to hurt Americans by using their private info improperly than it does to help track down terrorists and protect Americans.

The number of Democrats who believe the NSA’s efforts are more likely to help catch terrorists (52 percent) is matched by the number of Republicans who think it will hurt everyday Americans (52 percent). More than 7 in 10 voters who are part of the Tea Party movement say the tracking is more likely to hurt Americans (72 percent). …

The poll asks voters which of those issues concerns them more: 30 percent say the NSA’s vast power to peek into their lives, while over half — 52 percent — say the agency’s inability to guard the nation’s secrets.

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