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Poll Hub: The Red and the Blue


Poll Hub: The Red and the Blue

An Interview with MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki

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In this special edition of Poll Hub, MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki joins the round table!

Kornacki offers insight into his soon-to-be released book, The Red and the Blue: The 1990’s and the Birth of Political Tribalism. Kornacki regales the listener with powerful stories of some of the era’s most recognizable players – Bill Clinton, Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, and even Donald Trump – and explains how their emergence onto the political scene more than twenty years ago laid the foundation for today’s political climate. Why do Americans identify so closely with a political party today? How did the terms “red state” and “blue state” evolve? Kornacki answers those questions and more with his signature wit and enthusiasm.

And what would an interview with Steve Kornacki be without a discussion of this year’s midterm elections? Kornacki shares his observations about this November’s elections as the Poll Hub team breaks down the latest NBC News/Marist Polls of Arizona, Florida, and Ohio.

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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