CBS News Poll: Nearly 60 Percent of Americans See No Connection Between Tucson Shooting and Hafetul Political Rhetoric
Nearly 60 percent of Americans do not believe that "heated political rhetoric" is to blame for the shooting rampage in Tucson that left six dead and critically wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll released today.
"Overall, 57 percent of respondents said the harsh political tone had nothing to do with the shooting, compared to 32 percent who felt it did," CBS News reported.
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Like Republicans, most Independents also did not believe there was a link between the attack and political rhetoric, according to the poll, which queried 673 adults across the nation.
Those closer to Giffords see it differently.
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Maryland) said on Face the Nation that he talked to Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband, and that Kelly was "very angry, very angry about the level of angry rhetoric that he believes incites people."