Gallup looks back at the DNC, ahead to the Olympics

     Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States Thursday evening. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States Thursday evening. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    This week, Gallup looks back over the past week’s Democratic National Convention held here in Philadelphia.

    Michelle Obama was most liked of any of the convention speakers.

    Tim Kaine is no more positively reacted to than Pence. Both among the more obscure Veep picks in recent history, and Americans overwhelmingly say for both that their selection will make no difference to them.

    Gallup contrasts Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in terms of their images, and getting into the consciousness of the American public.

    Now that the conventions are history, the big major event up and coming next will be the Rio Olympics. The bottom line — there is less awareness of and interest in watching these than for past Olympics.

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