The State of the Union

The State of the Union

Marist National Poll

President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union Address in a little over a week, but Americans already have their own impressions about the state of the nation. More than six in ten residents say the state of the union is not strong. A plurality of Americans also lack confidence in the 118th Congress’ ability to accomplish more than previous legislatures, and about half of Americans consider extremism in both the Democratic and Republican parties to be concerning.

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Feb 03, 2023

The State of the Union and America's Tipping Culture

Joe Biden's State of the Union address is right around the corner, but what do Americans think? We unpack our new poll on the question. Then, we look at America's tipping culture. Is tipping for takeout going too far? Finally, with Groundhog Day this week, we're looking at the great debate: Punxsutawney Phil versus the Weather Channel.

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