Living in a political paradox

    Figuring out what Americans really want from government is never an easy task and finding a workable balance has proven elusive. Also baby boomers gear up to defend Social Security, while younger Americans don’t even think about it. 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.

    Figuring out what Americans really want from government is never an easy task and finding a workable balance has proven elusive. Also baby boomers gear up to defend Social Security,  while younger Americans don’t even think about it. 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.

    1.     President Obama signed the new Wall Street reform bill into law this week…and also signed an extension of unemployment benefits….Are Americans for or against these bills?

    2.     New poll number  on gambling habits and attitudes

    3.     Who’ s  more popular today:  Bill Clinton or Barack Obama?

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