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Poll Hub: Triumph or Trumped?


Poll Hub: Triumph or Trumped?

Americans’ views of President Donald Trump’s first year in office and its implications for 2018

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Tomorrow marks one year since President Donald Trump took the oath of office. So, how’s the president doing?

Despite a year marked by a job approval rating hovering in the thirties and a majority of Americans rating Trump’s presidency as a “failure,” there are some bright spots for the president. What are they, and what impact could President Trump’s job approval rating have on the 2018 midterm elections? The Poll Hub team digs into the results of the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

And, what is “sugging” and “frugging”? What people need to know about these techniques used to raise money under the guise of survey research.

Plus, Poll Hub goes in-depth about the importance of question wording. The Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll just released its latest findings on abortion, and as the Poll Hub crew explains, the basic pro-life/pro-choice question doesn’t sufficiently address the complexity of the issue. As they discuss, a more extensive question wording reveals more consensus than one might think.

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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