Poll: Americans Support Harsh Interrogations, Don't Want Investigation

It's time to move forward, as President Obama says, according to 55 percent of Americans surveyed in a CNN/Opinion Research poll, but there may not be much to look back at: Americans support the Bush administration's harsh techniques 50-46 percent. And 20 percent are okay with "torture":

"Roughly one in five Americans believe those techniques were torture but nonetheless approve of the decision to use those procedures against suspected terrorists," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "That goes a long way toward explaining why a majority don't want to see former Bush officials investigated."
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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