Will a Trump victory cancel the ban ordered by Obama on waterboarding.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of torture as a means of obtaining information from suspects in terrorism .
In raising the subject was the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump . A position strongly shared by Americans as revealed in a Reuters / Ipsos poll survey. The United States have been affected in December by the massacre of 14 people in San Bernardino in California, and later the attacks overseas, including those in Paris and Brussels.
If elected, Trump would cancel the ban by President Barack Obama on waterboarding (simulated drowning), considered technical illegal by the Geneva Convention. Many organizations for the defense of human rights have expressed opposition, but Americans seem to align with the New York mogul. The survey, conducted online between 22 and March 28, asked whether torture can be justified “against suspected terrorists to obtain information on terrorism” . Approximately 25% responded that “often” is justified, while 38% that it is “sometimes”, while only 15% believe should never be used. Republicans are more favorable: 83% responded “often” or “sometimes,” while among Democrats has made 53%. In November, shortly after the massacre of Paris, terrorism has exceeded the economy as the main concern for US.