Polls of the Week: Aug. 10

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  • Barack Obama, President Obama
  • Mitt Romney, Barack Obama
  • Transportation Security Administration, terrorism
  • Republican Party, Democratic Party
  • gun violence, mass shooting
  • Economy, unemployment
  • National polls, Politics Polls
  • Barack Obama, President Obama
  • Utah, jobs, economy
  • Midwest, jobs, unemployment, employment

Up Close and Personal

While the pat-down tactics of the Transportation Security Administration have been called into question over the years, 54 percent of Americans believe TSA agents are doing an excellent job handling airport security screenings, according to an Aug. 8 Gallup poll. Forty-one percent of people said the screenings were an effective means to deter terrorism. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)