Depressing Statistic of the Day

Sunday, April 26, 2009

From the Washington Post's latest poll:
30. Obama has said that under his administration the United States will not use torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, no matter what the circumstance. Do you support this position not to use torture, or do you think there are cases in which the United States should consider torture against terrorism suspects?
Support not using torture: 49%
There are cases to consider torture 48%

That's right, about half of Americans support torture in certain "cases." And we're supposed to be the "shining city on the hill" people? Ugh.

UPDATE: Miles Grant points out that "Republican base thinks GOP leaders not extremist enough."