The Pollcast: U.S. primaries move to New Hampshire - and the unknown
Host Éric Grenier is joined by FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten for this week's podcast
The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst and ThreeHundredEight.com founder Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal.
With Donald Trump losing to Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders by the slimmest of margins, the Iowa caucuses had some surprising results. And those results have the potential to throw the U.S. primaries into completely new territory.
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Joining Éric Grenier this week to break down what Iowa means and what to expect in New Hampshire, which votes in its primaries on Tuesday, is Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.com.
The stakes are high on the Republican side, with Trump needing a win to erase the disappointment of losing Iowa. But a lot is also riding on the performance of Marco Rubio, who put up a strong showing in Iowa, where he finished third. New Hampshire is his opportunity to consolidate his position as the favourite candidate of the Republican establishment.
But where things will go from New Hampshire is the real question, as primaries and caucuses move to more representative states.
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