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Poll: 71 Percent Believe That Waterboarding Is Torture

42 percent said that they believe gay couples should be allowed to marry, an increase of nine percentage points from March 2009.

Greg Sargent notes that despite the media's reluctance to describe it as such, a new poll out today by the New York Times and CBS News found that 71 percent of Americans consider waterboarding to be "a form of torture":

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The poll also found that 87 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. health care system needs to be fundamentally changed or rebuilt completely. Additionally, 42 percent said that they believe gay couples should be allowed to marry, an increase of nine percentage points from March 2009. In total, 67 percent support either same-sex marriage or civil unions.

Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.
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