Not much political will to change NSA's no-longer-secret phone spying program

Buried in this bummer of a piece in the Wall Street Journal about how our spineless US lawmakers aren't likely to fight for the privacy rights of Americans in the wake of the NSA spying scandal, this depressing factoid:

A survey by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center, conducted after the NSA news broke, found that 56% believe that broad-based government tracking of telephone records is acceptable as a way to investigate terrorism. More Democrats than Republicans found it acceptable, a reversal of findings in a similar poll taken when George W. Bush was president and conducted warrantless wiretapping.