Saturday, July 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL/ Washington DC– July 27, 2011 – Public opinion pollster and analyst Scott Rasmussen will release his latest findings from the hotly contested race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination during a new hour-long radio program this Sunday on WMAL 630AM in Washington, DC and WLS 890AM in Chicago, two of the nation’s top news talk radio stations. The show will be streamed live online as well.
The program is the first of two hosted by Rasmussen, president and founder of Rasmussen Reports, the independent polling and media organization behind America’s most popular public opinion website. The programs, which will invite listener call-ins, will air live on at 3pm ET/2pm CT on Sunday, July 31 and Sunday, August 7.
"Nobody can assess the mindset and emotion of the American electorate like Scott Rasmussen" said Drew Hayes, Operations Director for WLS-AM and WMAL-AM. "We hear plenty about what the mainstream media and politicians think. This show will focus on how mainstream Americans actually feel about the critical issues facing the country. We’re thrilled to have Scott host what we think will be engaging, timely discussions about today’s hot-button issues."
"I’m excited about the prospects of these shows," Scott Rasmussen added. "There is a wide gulf between the views of the government and those of the governed. Nearly 70 percent of political class thinks the country is headed in the right direction. Nearly 80 percent of mainstream voters think the country is headed in the wrong direction. These shows will explore the differences of opinion and help enlighten us on how to close the gap."
The Rasmussen Report will be streamed live over the Internet. Links will be available at the websites of both stations and at RasmussenReports.com later this week. Podcasts of the program will also be available at all three websites.
About Scott Rasmussen
Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He is a political analyst author, speaker and, since 1994, an independent public opinion pollster. Rasmussen Reports provides daily in-depth data, news coverage and commentary on political, business, economic and lifestyle topics at RasmussenReports.com, America’s popular public opinion polling site. Rasmussen speaks regularly at events and with the media, translating poll numbers into meaningful analysis about current events, highlighting underlying trends and the questions that Americans are most curious about. Follow his work at twitter.com/RasmussenPoll or on the Rasmussen Reports website.
About WMAL 630AM and WLS 890AM
WLS-890AM is a 50,000-watt radio station reaching over 38 states from Chicago, IL with a mass-appeal talk format. WLS 890AM is the home of the Don & Roma Show, Bruce Wolf & Dan Proft, Rush Limbaugh and the Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper. The legendary station has been on the air for over 80 years.
WMAL AM 630 is a legendary radio station, which has served our nation’s capitol for over 85 years. Combining strong local personalities like Chris Plante, Brian Wilson, Mary Katharine Ham and Bryan Nehman with popular national hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin, WMAL provides compelling talk radio programs around the clock.
Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, the third largest radio group in the United States with a national footprint reaching more than 50 markets, owns both stations. Citadel is comprised of 165 FM and 58 AM stations in the nation’s leading markets, in addition to the Citadel Media network business, which is one of the three largest radio networks in the United States. For more information, visit www.citadelbroadcasting.com.
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.
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