The Aftermath of Charlottesville:
In a week marked with tragedy, heightened race relations, and political fallout, the Poll Hub team takes an in-depth look at the new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll of Americans on the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and the deadly violence that followed.
Together with political journalist and tech entrepreneur Jay DeDapper, Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion and Dr. Barbara L. Carvalho, Director of The Marist College Poll, discuss Americans’ reactions to President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville, whether or not Americans think the driving of a car into the crowd of counter-protesters should be treated as an act of domestic violence, and whether or not monuments to the Confederacy fit into the tapestry of American history.
Using poll data from before and after the Charlottesville riots, the Poll Hub team looks at the implications of last weekend’s events. Has it affected President Donald Trump’s job approval rating? Is the President’s base cracking?
Doing what they do best, Drs. Miringoff and Carvalho unpack the poll and explain exactly how a base of support is measured and what it means for larger political dialogue.
Also on tap, the Poll Hub crew picks up a meaty topic overshadowed by Charlottesville – North Korea’s nuclear proliferation – and whether or not Americans trust President Trump to handle an international crisis.