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well, we're going to move straight on. >> the national reviews hosting a day long summit in washington, earlier live comments from kellyanne conway and scott pruitt of the epa on c-span 2, here we pick up coverage about 1:00 p.m. eastern time with remarks from dr. tom price, again live at 1:00 here on c-span3. health news, the u.s. house will vote on the republican plan to repeal and replace the
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affordable care act next thursday at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. you can watch live house coverage over on c-span. german chancelor angela merkel is in town for a visit at the white house, we'll have live coverage of that, expected to start at 1:20 eastern time, you can watch it on c-span 2. >> and next week the -- looks into allegations of russian interference into the 2016 election. >> and of course on monday the president's pick to be the next supreme court justice judge neil gorsuch will begin his confirmation process starting at 11:00 a.m. eastern time the senate judiciary committee will hear opening statements with questioning of the nominee slated for tuesday. again watch it beginning live at 11:00 a.m. eastern monday on
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c-span 2. >> c-span recently participated a poll of whether or not cameras should be allowed in the supreme court and we talked about that this morning on "washington journal." >> so what do you think about the u.s. supreme court? we're out with a new survey able at c-span.org. let's go through some of the highlights. first of all according to the survey which you conducted on behalf of c-span, 90% say the supreme court affects their lives and 82% say it was an important consideration in their vote in 2016. did these numbers surprise you? >> the only that surprised me was as big as these numbers are they have gotten more intense over the eight years we've been conducting research on these suggests periodically for
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c-span, for instance eight years ago when we did it the strongly agree on the 90% was in the 30s, now it's almost 50%, almost 50% of americans strongly degree that the decisions have an impact on their every day lives. the other thing i was struck by and you see this in that 82% number you mentioned is it is bipartisan, it really cuts across the parties, everybody feels strongly that what happened with the supreme court was an important factor in their vote. >> can you walk us through the methodology of the survey, who you polled when it took place an what it was margin of error. >> yes, i can, thank you. first it been conducted very recently, these are fresh numbers. conducted online interviews from march 7-march 9 last week, we conducted 1,032 interviews of
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likely voters, the margin of error is -- if it were possible to interview all americans and it's not but if it were 19 times out of twenty the results wouldn't vary more than three points from what we have seen here so it's sound stuff. >> 71%. that's the number of people in the survey who follow news about the president's nominee for the supreme court neil gorsuch and we mention that number because presumably we could have additional vacancies in the coming years in this administration. >> yes. again, quite a large number, 71% are following the -- we had a followup question, it's really sort of -- not only 71%. seven in ten americans are
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following the news in recent weeks concerning president trump's nominee but by a three to one margin they are following more closely than those in the past. >> so with an eye on what we presumably could expect on monday when judge neil gorsuch will raise his right hand and swear to tell the truth, what question do you think they will be looking for next week? >> i think first, they'll be following closely. i think there's going to be -- there's always a lot of attention paid to potential nominees of the supreme court. i believe it will be even more if you would than what we have seen in the past. what we see out of the data is that the intensity which was not inconsiderable is even greater now. >> do you think americans see a direct connection between the high court and their own personal lives? >> yes, i do.
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i think they certainly tell us they do. it shows up in how they vote. this is outside to have poll but i think it's interesting how often on c-span and other places when you when sintss are interviewed or just they're in some sort of new setting how often supreme court nominees or appointments to the supreme court matter and how they look at issues. the one thing i will say is i don't think -- the public has always -- this is part of what we look at in the survey, they would like to know more about what the court is up to and they don't really get the opportunities they like to. >> you teed up my next question perfectly robert green, it's no secret since its inception this month has been an advocate for cameras in the court for oral arguments, there are roughly --
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arguments that take place and american said what about cameras in the court? >> three of four support television coverage of the oral arguments. in other words cameras in the supreme court. cameras in the courtroom. that number is again a very strong majority. similar to some of the other numbers we have spoken about this morning. what is most striking about it is is over ag years there's been a strong support for increase in cameras for 61% of all voters to 68% in the latest survey, so it's pretty impressive. it's a subject that's bubbling up from the ground if you would. people would like to know more. they care more than they did in the past and they cared then. the ability to see the oral arguments i think is very
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important. i'll speak to that for just a moment. the supreme court has it seems to me a problem, which is that it is interpreted if you would by the media, by the president, by the congress, they never allow their work to speak for itself, televising oral arguments would let people see that they operate in a serious and constitutional manner and i don't think that's clear at all to people. according to the polling they sort of think it's something like congress and it is strange that they would let the ability to let people know they're working seriously they would leave that outside of their control. >> and the final decision rests on the justices who sitting the supreme court. >> obviously yes, they have done it in all 50 states. the british do it. the canadians do it. i think it's important because otherwise people will make assumptions that are unwarranted
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and particularly when they make controversial decisions i think it's important that people see they're thinking about this very seriously. >> robert green who is principal and also the pollster at pen shoen berlin, it is available on our website check it out at c-span.org. thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. this week is sunshine week. also c-span's week, 38 years ago the house of representatives opened its debates to tv cameras for the first time and the table television industry brought congress into american's homes. >> mr. speaker, on this historic day the house of representatives opens its proceeds for the first
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time for televised coverage i would like to congratulate you for make they ing this possiblee committee to make this a reality. television will change this institution, mr. speaker, just as it has changed the executive branch, but the good will far outweigh the bad from this day forward every member of this body must ask himself or herself how many americans are listening to the debates which are made? when the house becomes comfortable with the changes brought by television coverage the news media will be allowed to bring their own cameras into this own chamber, in the meantime there's no sensorship. every word is available for broadcast coverage and journalists will be able to use and edit as they see fit. the solution for the lack of confidence in government, mr. speaker is more open government at all levels. i hope for example that the
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leadership of the united states senate will see this as a friendly challenge to begin to open their proceedings. >> the gentleman's time is expired >> this open debate has the potential to revise democracy. >> and in 1982 launched c-span 2. they are archived and searchable. c-span radio on tv, and online are part of our affiliates of public service. >> a panel on long term productivity. we'll show you as much as we can until secretary price gets underway at the national review
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event now scheduled for 1:00 p.m. eastern time. good afternoon. good afternoon, everyone and welcome to a session talking about productivity. i don't think we have gotten a better advertisement than at the end of the lunch discussion. productive is really not something a core topic for economists any time particularly today it's important and not just for income growth but also for the expansion of markets. take for example the caexample u.s. full half of that gdp growth came from the fact that we had more workers in the work force every year and the other half came from rising productivity but looking ahead that

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