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Saturday, December 18, 2004
  Orin Kerr on Misleading Poll
Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy delves into the misleading press release that 44% of Americans support the restriction of the liberty of Muslim Americans.

What the poll actually shows is that many Americans support rational policies on dealing with terror, like profiling Muslims and infiltrating their organizations. Mr. Kerr's analysis here is quite good, even on the part of the poll which I agree is somewhat disturbing:
Of course, this is not to say that the poll results are heartening. In particular, it is very disturbing that 29% of Americans would agree that "All Muslim Americans should be required to register their whereabouts with the federal government." I can imagine less damning explanations for this figure, but it is on the whole quite troubling.


 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 11:21 AM


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