A tough year for Democrats running for office?

    The political and economic climate will likely dictate how well Democrats do at the polls this year… from political party successes and failures to party identification, WHYY’s Dave Heller talks with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallop Poll. Together they ask the question, What Are We Thinking?

    The political and economic climate will likely dictate how well Democrats do at the polls this year… from political party successes and failures to party identification, WHYY’s Dave Heller talks with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallop Poll. Together they ask the question, What Are We Thinking?

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    [audio: gallup20100108.mp3]

    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    – Big political news this week.  Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and some other Democrats have announced that they will not seek re-election. Is this is going to be a tough year for Democrats to be running for office?

    – Sticking with politics, what about Americans’ party identification in 2009? Have Democrats maintained their majority ?

    – What’s the inside scoop on which way the stock market is going to go this year?

    – Now that the year is over, let’s have the definitive word. What were the single most happy and the most stressful days of 2009?

    – The Conference Board announced this week that American workers’ job satisfaction has been dropping… does Gallup agree with that conclusion?

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