Poll: Most Americans say Snowden leaks harmed national security

Six in 10 Americans — 60 percent — say Snowden’s actions harmed U.S. security, increasing 11 percentage points from July after a cascade of news reports based on his disclosures detailed the National Security Agency’s expansive web of telephone and Internet surveillance efforts. Clear majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents believe disclosures have harmed national security…

Snowden receives persistent negative reviews, unchanged after months in exile in Russia. More than half of poll respondents — 52 percent — say he should be charged with a crime, nearly identical to a July Post-ABC survey. And 55 percent say he was wrong to expose the NSA’s intelligence-gathering efforts…

Dueling concerns about privacy and national security are fueling a division over the NSA’s efforts: Forty-six percent say the agency “goes too far” in its surveillance activities, but just as many say its programs are “about right” (37 percent) or don’t go far enough (10 percent).