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11/23/2010 09:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Yorkers Don't Mind Those Frisky Airport Pat-Downs (POLL)

A new ABC News poll reveals that a majority of Americans don't mind the new full body scanning machines at airports. However, Americans are still split on the recent rise of frisky TSA pat-downs, with 50% against and 48% for them.

The New York Post staked out at JFK and La Guardia to see how New York travelers were coping with the pat-downs, and found most quite agreeable.

"I don't mind at all," a wheelchair-bound traveller Gene Asendorf, 71, told the Post. "I'd rather be searched than sorry."

"Do whatever you need to do," 55-year-old Rick Bailer told a Transportation Security Administration agent at La Guardia as he passed through a checkpoint on his way home to Raleigh, NC.

"I had a knee transplant seven weeks ago, and the titanium sets the metal detector off . . . " he said. "They patted me down, and it wasn't bad at all."

If the experience was anything like the recent sketch on SNL, who wouldn't enjoy that?