Poll Hub Podcast

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean.

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Jul 11, 2024

Post-Debate Polls: What Do They REALLY Say?

Since the debate, there have been a lot of election polls, but are they painting an accurate picture? Then, is America really prepared for disaster? Well, after recent events, we might not be as ready as we think! What does summer smell like? This week's fun fact is highly debated.

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Jul 02, 2024

SCOTUS, the Debate, and What Changes

Biden's debate performance was bad and the Supreme Court made an historic ruling benefiting Donald Trump. So, does anything change? Then, plenty of people say they love the American flag but does that mean they're also patriotic? And, speaking of the flag, what do you call it? Its many nicknames may surprise you!

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Jun 28, 2024

Is College Still Worth the Cost?

Could your kid grow up to be President? Our latest poll discovers what Americans think. In a world of soaring college costs & student debt, is college still worth the investment? This week's fun fact is one you won't be getting tickets to anytime soon.

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Jun 21, 2024

College Athlete Revenue Revolution

With the first presidential debate of the season right around the corner, Biden and Trump are still neck-and-neck in our poll. We're looking into the data to find some interesting twists on the conventional wisdom. Then, should college athletes be compensated? We’re diving into the NCAA’s new revenue-sharing model, joined by sports law attorney Luke Fedlam to analyze its implications. Then, we crack out the crystal ball for our fun fact this week!

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Jun 14, 2024

Teen Screen Time Trouble?

We discuss our first state polls of the 2024 cycle in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Next, new data on the impact of all that time kids and teens are spending staring into their screens. Tap, tap, tap… is this thing on? Lee wraps us up with a thirst-quenching fun fact.

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Jun 07, 2024

Economy Disconnect: Are We Maxed Out?

The data doesn't lie. The US economy is historically good but a lot of Americans aren't buying it. Could increasing credit card debt help explain the disconnect? Then, women have come a long way in closing the pay gap with men but not so much when it comes to doing the work of running a home. What's up with that? And, we finish with the sweetest, most delicious fun fact of all...according to Barbara!

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May 31, 2024

Every 68 Seconds

The race between Biden and Trump remains unchanged, but what happens when you include ALL the third-party candidates? Then, we sit down with the Marist Title IX coordinator to discuss recent polling regarding sexual harassment on college campuses. We wrap on a lighter note, which comedian would you support for President? Lee's pick is America's pick!

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May 24, 2024

A Nation on Edge?

Young Americans have been vocal about the Israel-Hamas war, leading to college protests, but what do the rest of Americans think about the protests? Then, are you concerned about seeing a second Civil War? You wouldn’t be alone! Finally, Lee wraps us up with a fun fact with an ethical twist!

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May 17, 2024

GenNext: A New Marist Poll Project

Introducing...GenNext! First, we talk with our two student researchers who helped us launch this new project designed to find out what young Americans are thinking. Then we discuss what comes next for GenNext. How is this poll that puts young Americans in charge of asking other young Americans questions going to change youth polling? Finally, have you ever rescued a stray? Our fun fact is for animal lovers.

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May 10, 2024

Family Dinners Matter

Do you eat dinner as a family? Based on the evidence, you probably should for your health. Next, there's been a lot of talk about the state of mental health among Gen Z but how does it compare with the rest of America's adults? Finally, in honor of our fun fact host's recent birthday, we are breaking down the art of giving a gift.

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