Only 31 percent of Americans say the Justice Department's secret seizure of the phone records of Associates Press personnel meets the definition of "a scandal," according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
A large reason for that, however, is that most Americans (54 percent) say they haven't heard enough about the conflict to give it that label. Fourteen percent say it's "not a scandal."
Meanwhile, 72 percent say the government has a right to investigate news media outlets if there has been a suspected leak that may jeopardize national security.
Full poll results here.