"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American," is how Snowden describes himself to the South China Morning Post, but, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today, more Americans see the NSA Whistleblower as "Patriot" than "Traitor." Some 23 percent of those surveyed said former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor while 31 percent said he is a patriot. Another 46 percent said they did not know.
As Reuters reports, the Reuters/Ipsos poll finds 35 percent of those surveyed said Snowden should not face charges while 25 percent said he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The confusion reigns as some 45 percent of those surveyed say the program is acceptable under some circumstances, while 37 percent say it is completely unacceptable though only 6 percent say they have no objections to the program.