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    Afghanistan, optimism, and the economy

    Gallup’s Frank Newport discusses residential optimism, presidential politics, and Afghanistan with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller. 

    Here’s the complete list of topics for this week’s show:

    Scranton-Wilkes-Barre is in the bottom ten of all major metropolitan areas in the U.S. in terms of residents optimism that things are getting better. Where is Philadelphia? And what single city has the most optimistic residents?
    Are Republicans very excited about any of the current presidential candidates being their nominee?
    What do Americans now say is the most important problem facing the country – is it still the economy?
    How is the “right track/wrong track” measure today? Are things looking up? If they are does this help Obama’s chances?
    What’s the latest on Americans’ attitudes towards Afghanistan? Speed up the timetable for withdrawal or slow it down?
    More generally, do people think that the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan was worth it?

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