The state of the presidential race

Frank Newport, Editor in Chief of the Gallup Poll, joins NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to discuss how Americans feel about the current state of the race for the presidency.This week’s topics:


Two states down so far in the quest for the Republican nomination, and many more to come….including South Carolina’s primary Saturday. Where does the race stand at this point….and is Romney the high probability favorite to win?
If the choice comes down to Obama versus Romney, would Americans be satisfied with these choices?
Obama’s strategy team is pitching his campaign this year in part as “Obama against the Congress”….but when Americans are asked who they want to have more influence – Obama or the Republicans in Congress, what’s their answer?
The top issue in the campaign remains employment and jobs…any signs that employment concerns are lessening?
Obama makes his State of the Union speech next Tuesday….Just what is it that Americans are most satisfied with today, and what are they most dissatisfied with?

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