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Poll Hub: Defining a National Emergency


Poll Hub: Defining a National Emergency

Putting President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency into historical context

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In this week’s episode of Poll Hub, what constitutes a national emergency? According to Elaine Kamarck, Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management & Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, it is all in the perception of the president. How does this national emergency differ from those declared by previous presidents, and how does this fit into the overall Trump modus operandi? Kamarck joins the Poll Hub team and offers her insights. Plus, a look at Americans’ attitudes about the national emergency, compliments of the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

Then, what can we tell about the 2020 presidential contest from each of the candidate’s social media accounts? Our very own Jay DeDapper dug deep into the statistics and shares his observations.

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