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Questions - Drones - February 8-9, 2013

21% Think President Should Have Sole Authority To Order Drone Killings
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted February 8-9, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the United States’ use of unmanned drone aircraft?

2* The U.S. government has been using unmanned drones to kill al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists overseas. Do you favor or oppose the United States’ use of drone aircraft to kill terrorists?

3* A proposal has been made for the use of unmanned drones to kill U.S. citizens overseas who pose a terrorist threat. Do you favor or oppose the government’s use of drones to kill Americans in other countries?

4* Should the president of the United States as commander in chief have sole authority to use drones to kill terrorist threats overseas,  should his decision be subject to checks and balances of some kind or should it never be allowed?

5* A proposal has been made for the use of unmanned drones for surveillance by police agencies in the United States. Do you favor or oppose the use of unmanned drones for surveillance in the United States?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence