Polling and Democracy

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Do polls affect public opinion as much as measure it? Then what happened in New Hampshire? Mark Blumenthal from discusses how polling affects democracy. Also, can Bush bring peace to the Middle East on a deadline?


Mark Blumenthal

Are You the One? Polling

Mark Blumenthal, who runs the website,, looks at why pollsters get it wrong, how polling affects democracy, and the results of our polling project with The Huffington Post.

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Race Matters

Daily News columnist Errol Louis and Politico senior political writer Ben Smith look at how racial politics will impact the presidential race.

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Deadline: Peace Accord

David Makovsky, a senior fellow At The Washington Institute and Director of their Project on the Middle East Peace Process, and Ghaith al-Omari, advocacy director at the American Task Force on Palestine, discuss the latest news from the Middle East.

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Reading with Pictures

Michael Bitz, who runs the Comic Book Project at the Teachers College at Columbia University, and Francoise Mouly, the art editor at The New Yorker and the editorial director of TOON Books, discuss a new curriculum that uses Comic books as teaching tools.

Plus, Barbara Tversky, Professor ...

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The View from the Ethnic Press: Hispanics

In the first in a series of discussions with journalists from New York's ethnic press, El Diario/La Prensa reporter Lorenzo Morales addresses the perspective of New York's Hispanic population on the presidential election.


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