This will be remedied one grope at a time ... Gallup: Americans' Views of TSA More Positive Than Negative: They have less positive views of TSA's effectiveness at preventing terrorism Despite recent negative press, a majority of Americans, 54%, think the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is doing either an excellent or a good job of handling security screening at airports. At the same time, 41% think TSA screening procedures are extremely or very effective at preventing acts of terrorism on U.S. airplanes, with most of the rest saying they are somewhat effective. I've long maintained that the fight against TSA will be an economic one -- boycott the airlines and eventually they will force the issue. This poll reinforces that. Those who haven't flown recently are less favorable, which indicates that perhaps there already is a statistically significant boycott.