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Host: Scott LaMar

Trump not faring well in PA poll; Spelling Bee

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Feb 23, 2017 3:58 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, February 24, 2017:

The first Franklin and Marshall College Poll since last November's election shows registered voters polled in Pennsylvania are not impressed with President Donald Trump's job performance so far but the majority of those polled are confident in the president's ability to handle the economy.

F&M political analyst and pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna appears on Friday's Smart Talk to analyze the poll results.

The poll found 32% of registered voters believe Trump is doing an excellent or good job as president.  Two in three said the U.S. is on the wrong track. 

Meanwhile, 52% of registered voters say Pennsylvania as a state is moving in the wrong direction.  Six in ten favor an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour as proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Also, the Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee is set for this weekend at WITF's Public Media Center.  On Friday's Smart Talk, Host Scott LaMar, News Director Tim Lambert and Transforming Health reporter Ben Allen take our annual shot at spelling and show just how smart the young spellers are.

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