What America Thinks
|What America Thinks|
|Genre||American public opinion|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||September 3, 2012 –|
What America Thinks is a syndicated American television show. It was hosted by opinion pollster and political commentator Scott Rasmussen from 2012 to 2013, and is currently hosted by Alex Boyer. WCBS-TV is the anchor station. The program, which is syndicated on over 120 stations, is produced by Telco Productions and Rasmussen Reports.
The program features discussions of current events and public opinion with a guest panel. Guests have included Scott Walker, Howard Dean, and Rand Paul. An episode of the show, titled What New Hampshire Thinks, won a 2012 Granite Mike Award from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. In June 2013, 60 additional stations signed up to air the show beginning on July 21, 2013, bringing the total number of stations airing the show to over 120.
The following is a list of the show's episodes:
|September 9, 2012||Economy, national security, healthcare||Christopher Preble, William Kristol, Mitchell Brooks, Michael Murphy|
|September 14, 2012||Economic policy, Election 2012, auto bailouts||Bernard Whitman, Kyle Harrington, Kristen Soltis, Emily Tisch Sussman, Rich Benjamin, John Bramnick|
|September 22, 2012||Wisconsin politics, public employee pensions||Scott Walker, Scott Ross, Deb Jordahl, Kristen Soltis, Emily Tisch Sussman|
|September 29, 2012||2012 presidential debates, Sino-American relations||Charles B. Rangel, Joe Kyrillos, Mary Kissel, Tara Dowdell, Brian O’Shaughnessy|
|October 6, 2012||Government bailouts, Election 2012||Neil Barofsky, William McGurn, Dan Gerstein|
|October 13, 2012||Election 2012, healthcare policy||Cathy Areu, Dee Dee Benkie, Richard Firshein, Betsy McCaughey|
|October 20, 2012||Economic policy, presidential debates||Rich Benjamin, Jeremy Goldberg, Steven Some, Robert Brusca|
|October 27, 2012||Foreign policy, election polling||Michael Balboni, Terra Lawson-Remer, Brian Benjamin, Josh Nass|
|November 3, 2012||Swing states, Electoral College||Dee Dee Benkie, John Hlinko|
|November 10, 2012||Election 2012||Bernard Whitman, Olivier Knox, Bethany Blankley|
|November 17, 2012||Economic policy, public opinion on current events||Matt McCall, John Tabacco|
|November 24, 2012||Taxes, immigration, War on Drugs, Hurricane Sandy||Paul Conway, Jeanette Pavini|
|December 1, 2012||Fiscal cliff, healthcare policy, sports||Cathy Areu, Dee Dee Benkie, Jeremy Schaap|
|December 9, 2012||Fiscal cliff, immigration||Larry Kudlow, Cathy Areu, Dee Dee Benkie|
|December 15, 2012||Presidential approval ratings, tax policy, War on Drugs||Emily Tisch Sussman, Grover Norquist, Guy Benson|
|December 22, 2012||Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, fiscal cliff, public opinion on the holiday season||Frank Pavone, Aryeh Spero, Tom Cole|
|December 29, 2012||Fiscal cliff, foreign policy||Frank Pavone, Aryeh Spero, Terra Lawson-Remer, Michael Cohen|
|January 5, 2013||Economic policy, gun policy||Emily Tisch Sussman, Stephen Moore, Isabel Sawhill, Kate Obenshain|
|January 6, 2013||Year in review||Olivier Knox, Dee Dee Benkie, Cathy Areu, Paul Conway, Jeremy Schaap|
|January 12, 2013||Chuck Hagel, 2012 Benghazi attack, Environmental Protection Agency, Tea Party movement||Mike Barrett, Scottie Nell Hughes|
|January 19, 2013||Gun control, debt ceiling, Barack Obama's presidency||Jon Cohen, Olivier Knox|
|January 26, 2013||Keystone Pipeline, abortion, tax policy||Christian Dorsey, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Mark Meckler|
|February 2, 2013||Women in combat, immigration||Jim DeMint, Edward Alden, Jack Martin|
|February 9, 2013||State of the Union address, healthcare reform||Michael Tanner, Henry Aaron, Sean Trende|
|February 16, 2013||State of the Union address analysis||Howard Dean, Bob Corker|
|February 23, 2013||Foreign policy, federal deficit, Wall Street bailouts||Rand Paul, Marjorie Clifton, Alice Stewart|
|March 2, 2013||Sequestration, analysis of how the Republican Party has lost its way||Michael Barone, Pedro da Costa, A.B. Stoddard, Caitlin Huey-Burns|
|March 8, 2013||Partisanship in Washington, America's Mandarin class||Megan McArdle, Michael Barone, Pedro da Costa|
|March 16, 2013||The U.S. budget debate||Christian Dorsey, David Winston, Tom Price|
|March 23, 2013||The U.S. budget debate, Obama's approval ratings||Caren Bohan, Marsha Blackburn, Bob Cusack|
|March 30, 2013||Government involvement with banks, same-sex marriage||Mark Calabria, Patrick Sims, Kristen Soltis, Emily Tisch Sussman|
|April 5, 2013||Gun control, poverty||Peter Cove, Kristen Soltis, Emily Tisch Sussman|
|April 13, 2013||President Obama's budget plan, poverty||Gretchen Hamel, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rex Nutting|
|April 19, 2013||Immigration, same-sex marriage||Rep. Chellie Pingree, Ana Avendaño, Dan Stein|
|April 27, 2013||U.S. national security, post-bailout era Wall Street||Stewart Verdery, Joseph Cirincione, Sheila Bair|
|May 4, 2013||Immigration, Keystone XL pipeline, surveillance in public places||Rep. Bill Johnson, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks|
|May 11, 2013||Benghazi hearings, crisis in Syria||Christopher Preble, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, Christopher Griffin|
|May 18, 2013||IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, immigration reform||Rick C. Wade, Kevin McKechnie, Sean Trende|
|May 24, 2013||Public opinion on health care, controversies in Washington, Memorial Day, 2014 mid-term elections||Jessie Jane Duff, Larry Sabato|
|June 1, 2013||Public reaction to Eric Holder, investigations in Washington and how the press is responding, marijuana legalization||Mark Tapscott, Patrick J. Kennedy|
|June 8, 2013||Immigration reform, freedom of the press||David Vitter, David Rehr, Jeffrey McCall|
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- "What America Thinks – School's in Session". Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- Reske, Henry (August 8, 2012). "Pollster Scott Rasmussen to Debut Television Show". NewsMax. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
- "What America Thinks - Now Airing on More Than 60 Stations Nationwide". Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
- Berman, Marc (June 18, 2013). "Increased Clearances for "What America Thinks with Scott Rasmussen"". Media Insights. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- Stead, Cynthia (January 3, 2013). "Faithfully moving into the new year". Cape Cod Times. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
- Fowler, Jack. "Kudlow, Rasmussen: Why Weekends Exist!". National Review. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Scarry, Eddie (February 18, 2013). "Howard Dean: Middle Class Tax Increases Needed to Save Social Programs". The Blaze. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- "2012 Granite Mikes Winners". NHAB. Archived from the original on April 28, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- "What America Thinks Episodes". Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved February 15, 2013.