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Pew Polls Americans on What They Want to Hear from the Conventions
August 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
5372332959Pew Polls Americans on What They Want from the ConventionsAre political conventions just for policy wonks, journalists and politicos, or do they engage average Americans as well? That is the question at the heart of a recent poll. Jeffrey Brown talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut from the convention floor about the results of that poll.2012-08-27 18:35:00disabled22732520630gdE-ejM-MM188204Can Hillary Clinton win over the Bernie Sanders booers?A diehard corps of Bernie Sanders supporters are making their voices heard in Philadelphia and their anger is being further fueled by leaked DNC emails that show party leaders worked against their man. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff speak with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) about the split in the party, fully on display on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention.2016-07-25 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTSJLAJ-320x196.jpg2365810452pilmYMKptzU188195The one word Democrats hoped to avoid — ‘emails’ — is backThe Democratic convention opened with a bang and once more the word at the center of a scandal is “emails.” Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff speak with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about the DNC hacking scandal, whether Bernie Sanders can get his supporters to stop booing and the “relentlessly normal” Tim Kaine.2016-07-25 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/polimon-2-320x196.jpg236581046040sYtA_MZnA188188Calls for unity compete with cries of foul at DNCThe theme is “United Together,” but on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, division was on display from the start. WikiLeaks’ publishing of DNC emails inflamed supporters of Bernie Sanders and prompted the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But Sanders, who speaks Monday, says the revelation won’t change his endorsement. John Yang reports.2016-07-25 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTSJL0O-320x196.jpg2365810473oklpHiJAT7k
Are political conventions just for policy wonks, journalists and politicos, or do they engage average Americans, as well? That is the question at the heart of a recent poll. Jeffrey Brown talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut from the convention floor about the results of that poll.
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