The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Monday, August 8, 2016
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DAVID LIGHTMAN (National Correspondent from McClatchy Newspapers) The polls bouncing back-and-forth the way they are this year which could be the reason why it is becoming harder to get accurate poll results. Libertarian Gary Johnson and/or Green Party candidate Jill Stein could possibly make the presidential debates.

BARON LUKAS (Oil industry analyst) OPEC's oil output is likely in July to reach its highest in recent history, as Iraq pumps more and Nigeria manages to export additional crude despite militant attacks on oil installations. Top OPEC exporter Saudi Arabia has kept output close to a record high, the survey found, as it meets seasonally higher domestic demand and focuses on maintaining market share rather than trimming supply to boost prices.

Dr. JOHN MICHAELS (Medical specialist) since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller.The new statistics were released Aug. 3 in a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The statistics for 2011-2014 are based on an analysis of a sample of 19,151 people who underwent medical examinations and were interviewed at home.

Prof. ALLAN SAXE (Political science professor at the University of Texas at Arlington) New polls showing Hillary Clinton opening up big leads over Donald Trump in two key battlegrounds has sparked alarm among Republicans who worry he will sink their Senate majority. Trump has had a bad two weeks, and the damage is starting to show in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, two crucial swing states. Republican strategists and neutral political experts say if Trump loses by eight points or more in states with competitive Senate races, he will likely take Republican incumbents down with him.

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