Poll: 59% of Americans Want TSA Agents to Carry Guns

A month following the fatal shooting
of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at Los
Angeles International Airport, a majority of Americans, 59 percent,
say that TSA agents in airports should carry guns. Thirty-five
percent of those surveyed believe TSA agents should not be

Nearly two thirds of both Republicans and Democrats favor arming
TSA agents. Support declines somewhat among non-partisan
independents (51 percent favor) and Republican-leaning independents
(50 percent favor).  While 3 in 10 Democrats and Republicans
oppose the TSA carrying guns, 4 in 10 independents agree. The only
political group in which a majority (56 percent) oppose arming TSA
agents are self-identified libertarians.

Nationwide telephone poll conducted Dec 4-8 2013 interviewed
1011 adults on both mobile (506) and landline (505) phones, with a
margin of error +/- 3.7%. Princeton Survey Research Associates
International executed the nationwide Reason-Rupe survey. Columns
may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Full poll results,
detailed tables, and methodology found here. Sign
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poll here.

from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/12/poll-59-of-americans-want-tsa-agents-t2

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