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6/24/13-6/30/13 Pollster Open Thread

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This open thread is to review this week's polling, look ahead toward future elections or whatever else you want to talk about. The thread will remain open until the end of the week.

Below, a roundup of some of the polling on last week's biggest issues:

More Americans see man who leaked NSA secrets as 'patriot' than traitor (Ipsos/Reuters)
Across U.S., nearly half say government spying OK within limits (Reuters/Ipsos)
Most Americans say the National Security Administration's program tracking phone records is "acceptable" (Post/Pew)
NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden (ABC/Post)
12% See NSA Leaker Snowden As Hero, 21% As Traitor (Rasmussen)
NSA Poll Finds Many Americans Think Surveillance Programs Are More Expansive Than Revealed (HuffPost/YouGov)

Other National Topics
Americans Disapprove of U.S. Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels (Gallup)
Americans' Confidence in Newspapers Continues to Erode (Gallup)
Americans' Confidence in Congress Falls to Lowest on Record (Gallup)
Not so fast: 2014 Congressional Battleground Very Competitive (Democracy Corps)
Paid Sick Leave Supported By Most Americans (HuffPost/YouGov)
Animals and Pets Poll: American Prefer Dogs; Fear Snakes (PPP)

State/Local Topics
New Jerseyans Support Minimum Wage Increase, Same-Sex Marriage (Rutgers-Eagleton)
In New Jersey, 44% Would Vote for Christie for President (Rasmussen)
NY: Majority of Voters Think Silver Should Step Down as Speaker (Siena)
Even Republicans unhappy with NC legislature (PPP)
Gov. Dayton's Minnesota Poll approval rating climbs to 57% (Star Tribune)
Texas Voters Oppose Governor Perry's Omnibus Abortion Bill (GQR)