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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Jan 14, 2022

Voting Rights at a Crossroads

It's make-or-break time for the Voting Rights Act and similar legislation in Congress. President Biden has thrown the weight of his office into the debate, but what do Americans think of the issues and how important is it to them? And, the Omicron surge drives a new pessimism as it quickly spreads across the country.

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Jan 07, 2022

Anniversary + Birthday: The Capitol Riots One Year Later and Twitter at Sweet 16

January 6th, 2021 protestors stormed the Capitol, and today, we are looking at what Americans think about the riots one year later. Also, Twitter is about to turn 16 so we ask how this teenager has changed America.

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Dec 22, 2021

Wrapping up 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, our team breaks down how Americans feel about everything from the holiday season to what the future holds in 2022. And the age-old question: will you be up when the ball drops or will you be fast asleep?

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Dec 17, 2021

Is Extreme Weather Linked to Climate Change? American Opinions

With a year of extreme weather events in the U.S. capped by the deadly rare December tornadoes in Kentucky, we look at whether Americans link these with climate change. Then, gig work was big before the pandemic, but what happens to it after? Finally, we're checking in on New Year’s resolutions.

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Dec 10, 2021

Biden’s Stimulus Programs & Ranked Choice Voting

The team breaks down the latest NPR/Marist Poll survey which is all about Biden and his economic proposals — what do Americans think? Then we look at the future of Ranked Choice Voting heading into a new election year.

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Dec 03, 2021

American Inflation & Self Defense Laws

With America’s inflation rate on the rise and Biden’s approval rating on the decline, we're looking outward to see how other countries and world leaders are faring in comparison. Then, the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal and the convictions in the Ahmaud Arbery trials, both on the claims of self-defense, raise a bigger question: have we moved from talking about gun control to how legal it should be for civilians to kill other civilians?

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Nov 26, 2021

Americans' Economic Concerns & Women's Sports

Our new NPR/Marist Poll digs into the top economic concerns of Americans and how the Build Back Better bill may - or may not - impact Joe Biden's falling approval ratings. Then, we talk with the Director of the Center for Sports Communication at Marist College to look at our recent poll on women’s sports.

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Nov 19, 2021

China Shock & What the World Thinks of the U.S.

China's rise as an economic powerhouse has had huge impacts on the American economy, workers, and politics. But what if we've been looking at it all wrong? And, what does the rest of the industrialized world think of us? What the data shows and why it's so worrisome.

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Nov 12, 2021

Getting Granular With Climate Change Public Opinion

There’s been a lot of polling of Americans’ opinions about nearly every aspect of climate change but a new tool developed at Yale is providing new insights. The Yale Climate Opinion Maps show opinions on a range of questions from the national all the way down to the county level. Also, our America Now Index is back. We explain what’s changed and what the latest numbers say about how Americans are feeling about the state of the nation.

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Nov 05, 2021

November Elections Fallout & The State of Democracy

Were the election results in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere earthquakes? Jessica Taylor, the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, joins us to discuss. Next, we talk about one of the most shocking findings in our new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. Finally, we look to the polls to answer the age-old question: dogs or cats?

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