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Poll Hub: Risky Business? President Trump Deals with the Democrats


Poll Hub: Risky Business? President Trump Deals with the Democrats

Despite his DACA negotiations with congressional Dem’s, President Trump’s approval rating is up among his base. What gives?

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On this episode of Poll Hub, what do Donald Trump’s supporters think of the president’s talks with the Democrats on the issue of immigration?

According to a new national Marist Poll, Donald Trump’s job approval rating is up to 39% from 35%, among Americans, and it is President Trump’s base that accounts for the improvement.  Why hasn’t the president’s core abandoned him in light of his negotiations with congressional Democrats?  Are there other factors influencing the president’s improved job approval rating?  Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, and political journalist and tech entrepreneur Jay DeDapper pick up those questions.

Plus, the Poll Hub team speaks with Marist College student and Poll Assistant Brooke DiPalma.  As a graduating senior, DiPalma reflects on her time at The Marist Poll, what it’s like to train her peers on the phones, and shares a memorable experience assisting a high-profile political journalist learn how to poll!

And, City Limits posthumously honored legendary TV news reporter Gabe Pressman with whom the Poll Hub team had the privilege to work.  Together, Poll Hub shares their memories of Pressman and what he meant to journalism.

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