Mixed bag at the polls

    At first glance the mid-term elections seem to signal a considerable shift of partisan support among voters. But, as far as political history goes, it’s much more complicated than that. Also a tipping of the scale as far as hiring is concerned and some hopeful news about heart attacks. All that and more in this week’s “What Are We Thinking” with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief on the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    At first glance the mid-term elections seem to signal a considerable shift of partisan support among voters. But, as far as political history goes, it’s much more complicated than that. Also a tipping of the scale as far as hiring is concerned and some hopeful news about heart attacks. All that and more in this week’s 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:

    – New Gallup data show a perhaps surprising way to avoid having a heart attack.

    – Americans are still worried about and ready to support measures to address global warming and climate change, and more!

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