Pope Francis has edge on Congress

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     Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, making history as the first pontiff to do so. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

    Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, making history as the first pontiff to do so. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

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

    Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, which raises the question: Who is more popular — the pope or Congress?

    New research shows that the more people know about Congress, the less they like it.

    And some not-so-good news for the major parties … new data show that six in 10 Americans say that a third party is needed in this country today.

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said last Sunday on “Meet the Press” that he didn’t think that a Muslim should be president. Most Americans disagree and say that they would vote for a Muslim candidate.

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