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The CBC Election Pollcast

 

The CBC Election Pollcast

Éric Grenier, founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, explores the world of political polls, their influence on the media and the trends they are showing.

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Episode 7: Make Believe

A young woman reminisces about the friendship she once shared with the imaginative little boy she used to babysit.

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Episode four: Hello, Adrien?

What would Adrien look like today? Forensic artist Diana Trepkov creates a series of age-progression sketches,

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Hunger game

Body image can be a focal point for so many students starting out in university. But too often it can become an obsession.

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The Iraq Invasion, 2003

As coalition troops marched into Iraq, the CBC’s David Common was there.

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The Republican convention

CBC correspondent Keith Boag joins us from Cleveland to discuss what's at stake this week for Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

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The latest on the Conservative leadership race

Jason Kenney out. Tony Clement in. Tim Powers from Summa Strategies and Chad Rogers from Crestview Strategy are back to discuss the latest developments of the Conservative race.

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The future of the relationship between Indigenous and other Canadians

Keith Neuman of the Environics Institute joins us to discuss the results of a new survey on Indigenous Canadians.

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Shopping for Votes

Susan Delacourt joins us to discuss the new edition of her book "Shopping for Votes" that includes new information about the 2015 election campaign.

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Post-PKP: the PQ's leadership race

Leger's Christian Bourque brings us up to speed on the PQ's leadership race and what it means for the future of the sovereignty movement.

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The NDP leadership race

We take our first look at the race to replace Tom Mulcair with strategists Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan.

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Electoral reform committee changes

After weeks of criticism, the Liberal government has agreed to support an NDP proposal that gives no one party a majority of seats on the committee that will study electoral reform. Aaron Wherry joins us to discuss.

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The Harper legacy

With the former Prime Minister about to leave politics, we try to assess his legacy with Postmedia's John Ivison.

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The Conservative leadership race

We’re up to 3 candidates officially running to become leader of the Conservative party. We discuss the race with Tim Powers from Summa Strategies and Chad Rogers from Crestview Strategy.

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Electoral reform off to a rough start

CBC senior reporters Aaron Wherry and Alison Crawford join us to discuss the Liberals' approach to electoral reform.

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The strange U.S. presidential race

We talk to the CBC's senior reporter in Washington, Keith Boag, about the state of the U.S. presidential race.

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What is it like to be a Muslim in Canada?

The Environics Institute for Survey Research set out to find out more about Muslims living in Canada. Executive Director Keith Neuman joins us.

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The youth vote

What happened to it in 2015? And what do politicians need to do to attract young voters in the future? Abacus Data's David Coletto joins us.

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Less than a week to go before the Manitoba election.

We connect with CBC senior reporter Cameron Macintosh to get an update on the Manitoba provincial election.

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NDP convention: what's at stake for Tom Mulcair?

Eric looks ahead to the NDP's convention and leadership review with Ian Capstick, a panelist on CBC's Power & Politics.

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Final Saskatchewan election Pollcast before voting day!

Eric Grenier is in Saskatchewan and checks in one last time with the CBC's Stefani Langenegger prior to next week's vote.

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Manitoba election update

We get the latest on the Manitoba election campaign from the CBC's Cam Macintosh.

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Saskatchewan election: the final stretch

We check in with the CBC's Stefani Langenegger about next week's provincial election in Saskatchewan.

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What were Canadians’ first impressions of this week’s federal budget?

Abacus Data's CEO David Coletto shares his findings about this week's budget.

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Saskatchewan election update

Two weeks down, two to go! With the Saskatchewan election campaign at its midpoint, it's time to check in with the CBC's Stefani Langenegger in Regina.

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The Manitoba election campaign has begun!

Can Greg Selinger overcome the odds and get re-elected? The CBC's Cameron Macintosh brings up a preview of the Manitoba election campaign.

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The Saskatchewan election campaign is under way!

The CBC’s Stefani Langenegger helps us take our first look at the campaign.

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Super Tuesday aftermath

Steven Shepard, editor for The POLITICO Caucus and chief polling analyst for POLITICO, joins us to discuss the aftermath of Super Tuesday.

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Super Tuesday preview

With one of the U.S. primary season’s key dates coming up next week, we’ve invited Keith Boag, the CBC’s senior reporter in Washington.

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Is Brad Wall unbeatable?

We talk to Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post, about the upcoming Saskatchewan provincial election.

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How do Canadians feel about the country’s contribution to the fight against ISIS?

Shachi Kurl, Executive Director at the Angus Reid Institute, and Christian Bourque, Executive Vice President at Leger, join us.

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308 meets 538 to talk US primaries

Today on the Pollcast, we’re going States Side. Primary season is on in the United States and to help us break down what’s going on, we called Harry Enten. He’s a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.com.

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Order! Let's talk about Question Period.

MPs are back in Ottawa for the first time in 2016 and the Pollcast is all about QP: Has it changed? How MIGHT it change? CBC senior writer Aaron Wherry is our guest.

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Your Conservative leadership race primer

Now that we have an end date, what should you expect from the Conservative leadership race? Tim Powers, Vice-Chariman of Summa Strategies, and Chad Rogers, partner at Crestview Strategy, join us.

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What kind of say should YOU have in determining the future of the country’s electoral system?

We discuss the Liberal promise to change the electoral system with Emmett MacFarlane, assistant professor in the political science department at the University of Waterloo.

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New year. New elections!

First up, we look ahead to the upcoming Manitoba election with political columnist Deveryn Ross.

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2015's polling TNT: Trudeau, Notley, Trump

This week on the Pollcas: 2015’s Big Three. T-N-T. Trudeau. Notley. Trump. We put the three biggest political polling stories of the year under the microscope.

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How complicated is it to get the pulse of minority groups in Canada?

Eric Grenier, founder of www.threehundredeight.com, talks to Keith Neuman, the Executive Director of the Environics Institute.

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Do Canadians want a change in how they vote?

Abacus Data's CEO David Coletto joins host Eric Grenier to talk about Canadians' views on electoral reform.

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Is a Liberal victory in Newfoundland and Labrador now inevitable?

With the federal Liberals representing every single seat East of Quebec, and with Liberal governments already in place in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI, will next week’s election paint yet another part of that region red?

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Refugees and ISIS mission concerns

Are Canadians concerned about the new government’s plan to bring in 25-thousand Syrian refugees before the end of the year? The CBC Pollcast is alive and well! This week, we talk to Shachi Kurl, the Senior Vice President at the Angus Reid Institute.

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