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Poll Hub: Is the Nunes Memo Watergate 2.0?


Poll Hub: Is the Nunes Memo Watergate 2.0?

The Nunes memo, the White House, the FBI, and the risks to America’s democracy

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The contents of the so-called “Nunes memo” are expected to be released as early as today. The memo has created a firestorm that, to some, signals a constitutional crisis nearing the level of Watergate.

In this episode, Jay DeDapper speaks with Benjamin Wittes — Editor in Chief of Lawfare, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and author — about the risks of releasing this sensitive information and what it means for the oversight Congress has over the intelligence community.

Also, this week – President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address. The Poll Hub team discusses the post State of the Union “bounce” and what the polls taken immediately after the speech mean (and don’t mean) for the president.

And, the NFL’s biggest day of the year is Sunday! Do Americans want the Philadelphia Eagles or the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl? The results of the latest Marist Poll.

About Poll Hub

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, The Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of The Marist Poll) and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at The Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.

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