Predictions for 2012

    The American political landscape is slowly changing, as death, retirement and scandals have left seats up for grabs. Pollsters and strategists are keeping a watchful eye on the balance of power between the two parties. Also, speculations about the 2012 presidential elections are already in full swing and Americans continue to worry mostly about the economy. All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking.

    The American political landscape is slowly changing,  as death, retirement and scandals have left seats up for grabs. Pollsters and strategists are keeping a watchful eye on the balance of power between the two parties. Also, speculations about the 2012 presidential elections are already in full swing and Americans continue to worry mostly about the economy.  All that and more  in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    – The state of the economy is worrying 72% of Americans.
    – Heath care reform takes a second seat
    – Republicans are looking at options for a presidential candidate. and more

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