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    People we admire, the Iowa caucuses, and rating the candidates

    Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup poll, discusses what Americans are thinking with Dave Heller. This weeks topics:

    As the year ends, who is the living man and the living woman whom Americans most admire?   
    The Iowa caucuses are now just a few days away – the first actual voting of the election year.  As this year ends, what’s the lay of the landscape among Republicans in Iowa and nationally?   
    More politics…which candidate is the closest to the ideological self-positioning of Americans?  In other words, when Americans are asked to rate candidates on a liberal to conservative spectrum, which one ends up being closest to how Americans rate themselves?

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