Midterm Predictions

    Aside from the economy and the struggle to find jobs, the midterm elections dominates daily conversations among most Americans. All indicators point to a Republican success, but divisions in the party might yield some surprises. On the national health front, 21% of Americas continue to smoke; wealth and education are determining factors. This week on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    Aside from the economy and the struggle to find jobs, the midterm elections dominates daily conversations among most Americans. All indicators point to a Republican success, but divisions in the party might yield some surprises. On the national health front, 21% of Americas continue to smoke; wealth and education are determining factors. This week on What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    – Continuing the conversation about American Muslims. This week Gallup asks

    what do Muslims in America think about President Obama?

    – A historic context for President Obama’s approval rating.

    – Some results from Gallup’s annual update on the images of business and industry sectors. Top five takeaways from this year’s list?

    and more.

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