World-renowned pollster John Zogby maintains that the “great American dream” is in transition, with new demographic groups such as the “First Globals” contributing to a redefinition of the American character. This new, globally oriented generation is the first to bring a consistently global perspective to everything from foreign policy and environmental issues to consumer choices on everything from coffee to music. It is also dramatically influencing public attitudes toward foreign policy, driven by a world view shaped by greater appreciation for diversity and tolerance, America's approach to Iraq and the Middle East generally, and other pressing international issues. Zogby will reflect on how this transition will affect the November elections, and what this shift means for America's place in the world. Zogby International is known for its expertise in calling elections. What does Zogby foresee for this one?
John Zogby is president and chief executive officer of the polling firm Zogby International, which polls for Reuters, MSNBC, CNBC, The New York Post, Fox News, C-SPAN, and numerous other newspapers and news services. Zogby International has partnered with Reuters and C-SPAN for Election 2008. Zogby regularly appears on all three nightly network news programs plus The Today Show and Good Morning America, among others.
Recorded Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Hilton Chicago.