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Sept. 24 2008 4:47 PM

Poll Vaulting

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Politics: Why NPR and ABC Presidential Polls Contradict Each Other
New polls show the presidential race tightening. A Washington Post/ABC News poll has Obama leading by single digits. But an NPR poll shows that McCain is leading by two points.

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"We have to take all numbers with a huge grain of salt," chief political correspondent John Dickerson tells Alex Chadwick. He reads between the numbers and discusses whether we can expect a "historic debate moment." Listen to the segment.

What's Up, Doc?: Med School Tied to Suicidal Thoughts
A new study shows that about half of all medical students suffer from burnout, and one in 10 has suicidal thoughts. Madeleine Brand speaks with medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel about what's behind these figures. Listen to the segment.

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