Rasmussen has a recent poll showing opposition to Obama’s release of the torture memos:
Most voters (58%) shared Cheney’s view on a related topic, that the release of CIA memos about the harsh interrogation methods used on terrorism suspects endangers U.S. national security.
Forty-one percent (41%) of voters have a favorable view of Cheney, with 15% very favorable. Most voters (53%) have an unfavorable opinion of President George W. Bush’s number two, including 37% who view him very unfavorably.
Other recent polls show Cheney with a much lower approval rating — between 18 and 30 percent depending on the poll. And here’s the exact question that yielded the 58% opposing the release of the torture memos:
Does the release of CIA memos on interrogation techniques help the image of the United States abroad or does it endanger the national security of the United States?
Not many respondents are going to say that the release helps the image of the United States, because the argument for that is fairly complex — we look good for being honest about the past — so this clearly skews towards a response that the memos endanger national security.
(In complete fairness, note that another Rasmussen poll shows Americans not agreeing with Cheney that Obama has made the country less safe in general.)