And get this: Depressingly, Democrats approve of the drone strikes on American citizens by 58-33, and even liberals approve of them, 55-35. Those numbers were provided to me by the Post polling team.
Itís hard to imagine that Dems and liberals would approve of such policies in quite these numbers if they had been authored by George W. Bush.Liberals, Dems approve of drone strikes on American citizens abroad - The Plum Line - The Washington PostThe poll shows that 53 percent of self-identified liberal Democrats ó and 67 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats ó support keeping Guantanamo Bay open, even though it emerged as a symbol of the post-Sept. 11 national security policies of President George W. Bush, which many liberals bitterly opposed.
...But fully 77 percent of liberal Democrats endorse the use of drones, meaning that Obama is unlikely to suffer any political consequences as a result of his policy in this election year.
Support for drone strikes against suspected terrorists stays high, dropping only somewhat when respondents are asked specifically about targeting American citizens living overseas, as was the case with Anwar al-
Awlaki, the Yemeni American killed in September in a drone strike in northern Yemen.
Poll finds broad support for Obama’s counterterrorism policies - The Washington Post