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Will Racism Have an Impact at the Polls? - John Zogby

Complete video at: Pollster John Zogby discusses Barack Obama and the impact of race on the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. ----- As we enter the final months before the historic 2008 presidential election, how has the American character and our attitude towards politics and foreign policy changed? According to pollster John Zogby, the conventional wisdom about Americans -- that we're isolated from the world, politically fragmented, and inclined toward material pleasure -- isn't just flawed, it may be 180 degrees from the truth. Drawing on thousands of in-depth surveys, he reveals a new and developing American character, including the emergence of the most globally oriented generation in our history. Join the Council for a conversation with John Zogby as he helps us to understand where we are headed politically, culturally and globally, as well as how this new direction is shaping the politics behind both presidential campaigns - World Affairs Council of Northern California John Zogby is President and Chief Executive Officer of Zogby International, a leading public opinion and market research firm. Mr. Zogby routinely conducts polls on health care reform and global health efforts. Among his accomplishments, he is widely recognized for correctly predicting the cliffhanger result of the 2000 presidential election for George W. Bush, in contrast to most other pollsters who had projected that Bush would win easily. Mr. Zogby established his firm in 1984 and since then has been tracking public opinion in North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. He has written guest editorials for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among other major newspapers, and he is the author of a forthcoming portrait of the new American consumer, which will be published by Random House this fall. Mr. Zogby holds degrees in history from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University.
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