Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

A new poll suggests nearly seven in ten Canadians support Edward Snowden, the man at the eye of a gathering storm over global electronic surveillance. But that support varies between Canadians of different political stripes.

he Angus Reid Global Survey released Wednesday exclusively to The Huffington Post says 52 per cent of Canadians who voted Conservative in the last election said they believe Snowden is a hero for revealing classified U.S. documents about its spying activities.

But that number rose to 67 per cent for Liberals and 78 per cent for New Democrat voters.

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