Checking the pulse of midterm elections

    Midterm elections are, politically speaking, around the corner and Republicans seem more enthusiastic about going to the polls. Meanwhile consumer confidence is at a low point but job creation is on a slow up-slide and Americans are forever critical of extra marital affairs among the famous. All that and more in this week’s “What Are We Thinking” with Frank Newport, Editor In Chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Midterm elections are, politically speaking, around the corner and Republicans seem more enthusiastic about going to the polls. Meanwhile consumer confidence is at a low point but job creation is on a slow up-slide and Americans are forever critical of extra marital affairs among the famous. All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, Editor In Chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    – Immigration law about undocumented immigrants, is back in the news this week….with the Justice Department’s lawsuit seeking to prevent the new Arizona law from taking effect .  Initial reaction  to the Federal government’s law suit.

    – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama this week .  Politically, does Obama and do the Democrats still have the large majority of Jewish support in this country . Status of U.S.-Israel relations.

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