Poll Hub

Jan. 6 Hearings Fallout & Inflation Woes

Episode Summary

This week's Poll Hub looks at the American divide over the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and the impact of the hearings that have followed. Then, prices are rising and Americans say it’s their top issue going into the midterms. Finally, are you a name or face person? For Lee’s Fun Fact, we asked an old question on a recent poll to see if things have changed.

Episode Notes

Americans have shifting opinions about the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Our latest poll with NPR and PBS NewsHour looks at how the Jan. 6 hearings may be changing public opinion about the attack, Trump's role in it, and what should happen as a result. We're looking deep into the data to find some surprises.

Next, we look at America’s top-of-mind issue: inflation. Americans are stressed out as prices continue to rise on many products and services. Even as gas prices are falling, Americans across the political spectrum are unhappy about the economy.

Finally, are you more likely to remember someone's name or face? This week's Fun Fact discovers that, thanks to a new poll we did asking an old question during two different decades, most Americans have an easier time remembering one of these!