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Gallup: Majority support investigation of Bush administration’s interrogation tactics.

In a new poll out today, Gallup found that a slim majority of Americans — 51 percent — support “a government investigation into harsh interrogation techniques of terrorist suspects.” Forty-two percent said they were opposed to such investigations:

Greg Sargent notes that the poll also found that 55 percent believe in retrospect that the use of the interrogation techniques was justified. According to Sargent, this suggests “that the electorate doesn’t generally think a government probe would necessarily amount to retribution or revenge, as so many pundits keep saying, and merely view it as a necessary accounting of what actually happened.”

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