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33% Still Favor Life in Prison for WikiLeaks Leaker Bradley Manning

Monday, July 29, 2013

A military judge is expected to rule as early as today on the guilt or innocence of former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning who is accused of leaking a huge amount of U.S. classified information to the WikiLeaks website. U.S. voters are slightly less convinced of his guilt these days.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters still believe it is at least somewhat likely that WikiLeaks’ release of this secret information has hurt national security. Just 28% think it’s unlikely that the exposure of these classified documents has hurt the nation’s security. This includes 26% who say it’s Very Likely to have hurt national security versus seven percent (7%) who say it is Not At All Likely to have done so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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