Poll: Edward Snowden still a ‘whistleblower’ – Tal Kopan – POLITICO.com

The Putin slap aside.. a majority still views Snowden as a whistleblower.. not as a traitor..

Edward Snowden is pictured. | AP Photo


As news broke Thursday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans view him as a whistleblower rather than a traitor.

Asked whether Snowden is more of a whistleblower or more of a traitor, those polled split 55 percent to 34 percent for whistleblower, according to a Quinnipiac survey released Thursday.


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