The Florida debates and the State of the Union

    Frank Newport, Editor in Chief of the Gallup Poll, joins NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to break down the latest developments in national politics. This weeks topics:

    The two leading GOP candidates went at it again last night in their final Florida debate. Where does that race stand now, both in Florida and nationally?
    Is it unusual to have the lead ping-ponging back and forth like this?
    Among what voter segments does Romney do best, and among which does Gingrich do best?
    Just to check up on him, how’s Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum doing?
    One issue raised last night was housing – hit hard in Florida. Do Americans want the government to get involved in helping foreclosed homeowners?
    Obama made his third State of the Union address Tuesday and just today arrives back in DC after a barnstorming tour to swing states. Any signs that he helped himself in the debate?
    Two big issues in the debate: “fairness” and using government to fix the nation’s problems. First, do Americans really believe that the economic system is unfair today?
    Second, is Obama treading on dangerous grounds with his call for government intervention in a number of ways to fix the nation’s problems?

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