Polls of the Week: Aug. 2

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  • Income inequality, income gap, poverty
  • Cellphones, technology
  • Aurora, CO, mass shooting, 2012 London Olympics, 2012 presidential election, 2012 Summer Olympics, economy
  • Economy
  • 2012 London Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics
  • National polls, National News, Political News
  • Barack Obama, Super PAC, Mitt Romney
  • Barack Obama, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney
  • Democratic Party, voting, 2012 presidential election
  • Taxes, job growth

Americans Keep Close Eye on Colorado Shooting 

Between July 26 and 29, Americans were most captivated by news about the deadly shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, with 41 percent reporting in a Pew Center poll that they followed the story closely.  Separately, 32 percent said they focused on the U.S. economy, 25 percent focused on the 2012 presidential election and 19 percent focused on the London Olympics. (Photo: EPA/BOB PEARSON /LANDOV)