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Poll Hub: It’s the Economy, Stupid. Or, Is It?

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Poll Hub: It’s the Economy, Stupid. Or, Is It?

Why the link between economic strength and the national mood may be broken.

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Using a compilation of polls from 2017, a recent Washington Post article asserts that, historically, Americans’ outlook about the direction of the country is impacted by whether or not the economy is doing well. And if it is, that credit tends to go to the President of the United States. But, if 2017 is the barometer, that correlation no longer holds true.

In this episode of Poll Hub, the crew picks up on the thesis of the article, analyzes the polls discussed, and weighs in on why Americans have a pessimistic view about the direction of the country given that the economy is thriving.

Plus, two annual traditions at the Marist College Poll continue. Poll Hub shares the results of the Marist Poll’s annual “annoying word” survey and discusses the top resolutions for 2018. For the ninth consecutive year, “whatever” tops the list of annoying words used in conversation while being a better person and weight loss tie for the number-one resolution for the New Year. Find out the details in this episode of Poll Hub.

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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