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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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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May 03, 2024

Losing Our Religion?

We've got another poll out and this one has a lot more than just Biden v. Trump numbers. Americans -- especially younger ones -- are identifying less and less with organized religion. But, that doesn't necessarily mean Americans are less religious... Finally, we are going nuts for donuts!

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Apr 26, 2024

School Crisis? Americans AND Teachers Agree

There's been a lot of buzz about our latest poll along with a couple of others that show Biden's chances in November are better than before. So, we're explaining what we found. Then, are teachers in America getting the short end of the stick, or is the education system as a whole going downhill? Or both? We're digging into new data about the state of schooling in America. And, we end in the past for our fun fact. Which decade was the best to live through?

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Apr 19, 2024

Women in Sports: Show Them the Money

What are New Yorkers thinking? We're going deep into the data from our latest NYS poll. Next, Caitlin Clark and women's basketball have been the talk of the town, but why aren't the big ratings translating into bigger paychecks? Finally, what's your greatest indulgence? This fun fact is our guilty pleasure.

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Apr 12, 2024

A Deeper Dive into Our Data

We're coming back for a second look at the data from our recent poll with NPR & the PBS NewsHour about what's uniting and dividing Americans. Then, we take a look at what Americans have thought about past eclipses and how that compared with this week's event. We finish with a million-dollar question. Literally!

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