What the Voters Really Want: Behind the Polling NumbersMonday, April 30, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
Frank Luntz, CEO, Luntz Global; Contributor, Fox News
What passes for political discourse on the campaign trail and the Sunday talk shows is increasingly disconnected from the issues that are top of mind for most Americans. Do voters really want to focus so heavily on social controversies rather than pocketbook issues? Is the electorate actually as conservative as the media portrays? Why do politicians so often ignore views held by the majority - and how do they get away with it? Is the GOP on a collision course with the demographic changes that are remaking America? Why did the Occupy movement resonate so deeply? In the past, voters have said they want change, but they've continued to return their incumbent representatives to Congress; will this be the year that they really vote the bums out? This panel of experts will take an in-depth look at what polling numbers reveal about what Americans truly want.