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    As Snowden Stays In Russia, He Slips In Public Opinion

    Americans still distrust the National Security Agency’s honesty, and disapprove of its collection of metadata about phone conversations, but their opinion of the man who leaked that information, the NSA contract employee Edward Snowden, has changed for the worse in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll.

    Snowden spent the last week in a transit facility at the Moscow Airport after the U.S. revoked his passport, attempting to find a country that would grant him asylum. In that time, public opinion, which up until last week had been evenly divided, has now turned negative. 43% have an unfavorable view of Snowden now, while just 36% remain favorably. Those under 45 are still closely divided. Among senior citizens just 31% are favorable, while 57% are not. Both Republicans and Democrats hold negative views of Snowden, while independents are narrowly positive.

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