Last month we began a polling project to measure the public’s confidence in government on national security matters on an ongoing, consistent basis. The goal is to try to establish a baseline of public opinion of national security on a few key issues, and also to be able to periodically take the public’s pulse on current topics. This second installment of that project allows us to start identifying trends in the four questions that we asked last time.
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