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Poll Hub goes behind poll numbers to explain how public opinion polling works, what surveys really show, and what the results actually mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll.
 
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This week, President Joe Biden travelled to Georgia hoping to advance voting rights legislation that's been stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate for months. At the same time, a small bipartisan group is working on a more limited proposal. Where are Americans on all of this? A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows broad support for every co…
 
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot. Our new poll with NPR and the PBS NewsHour asks Americans their thoughts about it one year later. Was it an "insurrection" or a "legitimate protest?" We also ask about opinions regarding the ongoing investigation. A majority believe it to be appropriate, but a significant minority charac…
 
It was only days ago that a series of tornadoes ripped across Kentucky destroying houses, towns, and lives. With extreme weather events on the rise, we wanted to see what Americans think about this "new normal" and how much they connect these historic weather outbreaks with climate change. Gig work has been all the buzz for about a decade but what …
 
The latest NPR/Marist Poll survey is all about Biden and his economic plans. The team breaks down how Americans feel about everything from the stimulus checks to the Build Back Better bill to the recently signed bipartisan infrastructure law. Many Americans believe that these programs will help in many ways — except when it comes to their #1 econom…
 
America’s inflation rate reached 6.2% in October 2021, marking the highest it has been in 3 decades. With President Biden’s public opinion suffering, we wanted to see if this is a uniquely American thing going on. Spoiler alert! It's not. With rising inflation rates worldwide and world leader’s approval ratings sinking, it seems we and Biden are in…
 
This week, we released an all new NPR/Marist Poll survey all about the economy and what most concerns Americans about it. Then, we shift gears to the Build Back Better plan. It passed the House but faces a tougher road in the Senate. We look at what polling says about how popular the contents of BBB are and how it could change Americans' perception…
 
Special Guest Dr. Gordon Hanson, co-author of On the Persistence of the China Shock, joins us to discuss his research. He's looked at the Chinese economic transformation from 1990 onwards and has discovered fascinating insights into what the U.S. got wrong in dealing with it -- and what we can learn from those mistakes. One big finding is that the …
 
This week we’re exploring a new tool that shows what Americans think about global warming in a very different way. Dr. Jennifer Marlon joins us to talk about how the Yale Climate Opinion Maps were created and how useful they are. It turns out that looking at opinion in this new way may help us better understand climate change. Next, our America Now…
 
Election Day has come and gone with powerful lessons for Democrats and Republicans. Jessica Taylor is the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and she helps us sort through the hot takes to get at what may really matter most about Tuesday's results. Next, our new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll tried to get a sense…
 
Our latest poll of New Yorkers focuses on attitudes about new Governor Kathy Hochul who took office after Andrew Cuomo resigned. We’re discussing her approval rating, her leadership scores, and how she stacks up in a hypothetical Democratic primary next year. We also look at how Cuomo is faring after his self-inflicted fall from grace. Are voters e…
 
The Supreme Court is back in session and the justices are hearing multiple cases whose outcomes could radically reshape the culture – abortion being the biggest. With the release of the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, we investigate how the public feels about abortion – in particular, some extreme parts of the new Texas abortion law. Social me…
 
The team kicks off this episode discussing the data from our latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. We go through everything from Biden’s approval rating to election fairness, from pandemic stress levels to vaccination mandates. What do our results mean and how do they stack up to what other polls are finding? Pollsters like us have a rare opportunit…
 
Out with the old and in with the new. CNN is updating its polling methodologies with a new approach that relies on one of the older polling modes: snail mail. Why? As with nearly all quality pollsters, CNN has had issues reaching a truly representative sample of people across America’s political groups. Jennifer Agiesta explains what’s behind the c…
 
Will the U.S. default? Will the government shut down? Will Republicans or Democrats blink? Very soon, Congress must vote to lift the $28.4 trillion debt limit or there could be catastrophic economic consequences like a default or government shutdown. What do Americans think about this? And what if there is a government shutdown? Last time around (2…
 
Recently, Texas has been all over the news for its new, controversial abortion law that prohibits the procedure after six weeks while also allowing almost any private citizen to sue abortion providers…or literally anyone who assists a woman to get an abortion. That could mean Uber drivers, family, friends, and others. But, does the public agree wit…
 
Despite broad public support for leaving Afghanistan to Afghanis, Americans are not pleased with how the troop withdrawal happened. Biden’s overall approval rating has slid to a new low in a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist Poll, at least in part, as a result. Even approval of Biden’s handling of the pandemic has dropped a bit, despite the number of “va…
 
One COVID vaccine has been approved; vaccine mandates are spreading fast; deaths and hospitalizations are increasing, and so are the number of daily doses going into arms. What to make of all this info? This week, Poll Hub looks at recent polls to try and understand whether any of this will move the unvaccinated to action. Then, Biden got the CDC t…
 
After 20 years, US troops were leaving Afghanistan for the last time, when the Afghan government and security forces collapsed under Taliban advances. Immediate polling shows Americans are conflicted about the messy and deadly pullout, but it comes after a long, steady decline in support for the long war as seen in years of Gallup polling on the is…
 
This week on Poll Hub, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will step down in light of the recent report which found Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women. Does Cuomo have any goodwill left among New Yorkers? We discuss. Then, job approval ratings ebb and flow. But, is the recent fluctuation in President Joe Biden’s job approval ratin…
 
This week’s episode of Poll Hub could quote the TLC song, “What About Your Friends?” The team welcomes Daniel A. Cox to the discussion. Cox is the director of the Survey Center on American Life and a senior fellow in polling and public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The topic: the Center’s recent study about American friendship…
 
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, a $26 billion settlement was reached with four major drug companies for their role in the American opioid epidemic. We address the state of the crisis and whether or not the settlement goes far enough. Then, are Americans content in the workplace? We take a look at Gallup's State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Rep…
 
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