A Predictable Election Result?

    Early polls on the possible outcome of the mid-term elections show a Republican edge. Worries about jobs and the economy are trumping concerns about the war in Afghanistan, the oil spill or even health care reform. Also on a more frivolous side, who’s really worried about their weight? All that and more this week on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Early polls on the possible outcome of the mid-term elections show a Republican edge. Worries about jobs and the economy are trumping  concerns about the war in Afghanistan, the oil spill or even health care reform. Also on a more frivolous side, who’s really worried about their weight? All that and more this week on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller. Also, a response to General Petreaus daunting responsibilities as Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Plus, how Americans view notable personalities in politics, from Democratic Presidents and Vice presidents to GOP hopefuls. And much more.

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