Poll Hub: Oprah for President?

Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes sparked renewed enthusiasm about a potential presidential candidacy by the journalist, talk show host, and actress. This week, Poll Hub takes an in-depth look at what the polls show about a possible Oprah run against President Donald Trump in 2020. They also dig into how the concept of an “outsider” candidate has evolved in politics.

And, it has been fifty years since the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the case, Loving v. Virginia. According to the Pew Research Center, three percent of all married couples in 1967 were interracial. In 2017, 17% of all newlywed couples were interracial. Using this data as a springboard, the Poll Hub team looks at how Americans’ attitudes toward marriage have changed over the past five decades and how the groundbreaking Loving case paved the way for greater acceptance of other societal changes.

Plus, Gallup recently made the change to track presidential approval ratings on a weekly, not daily basis. Is this a big deal? Poll Hub weighs in.

Marist Poll