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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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Inside the huge consumer backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II

Its release last week was overshadowed by controversy and spawned the most down-voted Reddit post of all time.

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'Basam is a hero'

Afghan police say officer saved many lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber.

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Starring in Coco

Hear the incredible story of how Anthony Gonzalez scored this big role.

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What are smartphones doing to young people?

Too much screen-time has been linked to sleep disruption, loneliness, anxiety, depression and even an increased risk of suicide.

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Are the Democrats mounting a comeback?

After a series of election wins and the potential for an upset in Alabama, are the Democrats poised for a comeback? The CBC's Keith Boag joins the podcast to discuss.

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Byelections, byelections, byelections!

Four federal byelections will be held on Dec. 11. But they might not be the only ones on the horizon. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Catherine Cullen and Joël-Denis Bellavance of La Presse to discuss.

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The Pollcast: State of the polls with 2 years to go

At the two-year mark of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Nick Gamache to discuss the latest numbers from the Poll Tracker and how it works.

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The Pollcast: 3 leaderships

Pollcast host Éric Grenier looks at three provincial leadership races with Kim Trynacity in Alberta, Kerry Campbell in PEI, and Cameron MacIntosh in Manitoba.

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What to watch in Monday's federal byelections

Four parties are in the running to win the byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean. Who has the best shot? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Nick Gamache and Radio-Canada's Louis Blouin to discuss.

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The Pollcast: Quebec's electoral countdown begins

Quebeckers go to the polls in one year and Pollcast host Eric Grenier is joined by Christian Bourque of Léger to break down the province's political landscape.

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How Jagmeet Singh won the NDP leadership

Éric Grenier and the CBC's Nick Gamache look at how Jagmeet Singh pulled off a surprise on Sunday by winning the NDP leadership on the first ballot.

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Special podcast: Jagmeet Singh becomes the leader of the NDP

The House’s Chris Hall and the Pollcast’s Eric Grenier are joined by NDP insider Kathleen Monk and CBC Ottawa bureau chief to discuss how Jagmeet Singh managed to get enough votes on the first ballot to become the leader of the federal NDP.

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The Pollcast: What to watch for in Sunday's NDP leadership vote

The results of the first round of voting for the NDP leadership will be announced Sunday, but will there have to be a second round? NDP insider Karl Bélanger joins us to break it down.

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The Pollcast: What to watch in the German election

One of the world's largest economies goes to the polls on Sunday. Podcast host Eric Grenier is joined by Gerd Braune, German newspaper correspondent in the Ottawa press gallery, to break it down.

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The Pollcast: The race to lead Manitoba's NDP

The Manitoba NDP will choose its new leader on Saturday, ending a rancorous leadership race that might have an impact on the federal campaign. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Cameron MacIntosh to discuss.

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Parliament's summer break is about to end - what next?

With Parliament returning after the summer recess, how are the parties doing in the polls and how are they prepping for the return to work? Pollcast host Eric Grenier is joined by Kady O'Malley and Nick Gamache to discuss.

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New members, old problems in NDP leadership race

New figures show the NDP has tripled its membership since March, but the apparent enthusiasm for the party's leadership race comes as candidates grapple with a thorny issue — the niqab.

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Can Kathleen Wynne stage a comeback in 2018?

In a little more than nine months, Ontario will go to the polls — and it is setting up to be a tough fight for Premier Kathleen Wynne. Éric Grenier is joined by the Toronto Star's Robert Benzie to break down Ontario's political scene.

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Saskatchewan's shifting political landscape

Regina Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk joins Pollcast host Eric Grenier to discuss Saskatchewan's latest political developments as two parties search for leaders.

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Donald Trump's drooping popularity and the 2018 midterms

Donald Trump's popularity has hit historic lows, but will it have an impact on his ability to govern and for the Republicans to hold on to Congress in 2018? FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten joins Pollcast host Éric Grenier to break it down.

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Is Jagmeet Singh the one to beat?

New fundraising numbers show Jagmeet Singh is running laps around his three rivals for the NDP leadership. Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan to discuss what the numbers mean.

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Lessons from the PC-Alliance merger

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Ian Brodie, Stephen Harper's former chief of staff, to discuss what lessons Alberta's new United Conservative Party can learn from the 2003 PC-Alliance merger.

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What the Wildrose-PC merger vote means for Alberta politics

Alberta politics are at a crossroads as Wildrose and the Progressive Conservatives decide whether or not to merge. Host Éric Grenier is joined by pollster Janet Brown and the CBC's Kim Trynacity to discuss.

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The Pollcast: The story of Canada's first elections

As Canada celebrates its 150th year since Confederation, Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Carleton University's Jon Pammett and Ryerson University's Patrice Dutil to discuss when Canadians first voted.

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NDP leadership race simmers over summer

NDP leadership contestants get ready for a long, hot summer of campaigning. Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan to break down the state of the race.

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How will B.C.'s political drama play out?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Richard Zussman to break down what is happening in B.C. politics and Shachi Kurl of the Angus Reid Institute to explain what British Columbians think about it.

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The Pollcast: A summer scorecard for all parties

As the House of Commons gets prepped for the summer recess, Eric Grenier is joined by Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and iPolitics, and Althia Raj of HuffPost Canada, to discuss the past session and what to look for going forward.

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The Pollcast: Will U.K. pollsters get it right?

In the run-up to Thursday's U.K. election, host Éric Grenier is joined by David Coletto of Abacus Data to discuss what British pollsters are doing to avoid past mistakes

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Breaking down Andrew Scheer's Conservative leadership victory

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss the results of the Conservative leadership vote — and where the party goes from here.

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A last look at the Conservative leadership race

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to breakdown the Conservative leadership race for the last time.

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Nova Scotia election heats up

Polls show the race tightening in Nova Scotia's provincial election, but did Thursday's leaders' debate shake things up? Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Jean Laroche to break it down.

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Breaking down the B.C. election results and Nova Scotia goes to the polls

To sift through the results of the B.C. election, host Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter and the CBC's Richard Zussman. Then, Jean Laroche sets up Nova Scotia's provincial vote.

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The final week of the B.C. campaign

Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter and the CBC's Richard Zussman to discuss what to watch for in the last week of the B.C. election campaign.

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Kevin O'Leary is out, and the B.C. leaders debate

Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss the impact of Kevin O'Leary's departure from the race. Then, B.C. reporters Richard Zussman and Justine Hunter discuss the B.C. leaders' debate.

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Polls and tolls in B.C. election campaign

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter and the CBC's Richard Zussman for their second look at the B.C. campaign.

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Unpredictable B.C. campaign begins

British Columbians go to the polls on May 9 to decide whether to re-elect Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals or install the B.C. NDP into office after 16 years on the opposition benches.

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Bernier, O'Leary or someone else?

Maxime Bernier and Kevin O'Leary look like the front-runners for the Conservative leadership, but with three weeks to go before voting begins will a consensus candidate emerge?

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It's by-election season in Canada!

Eric and the National Post's senior political reporter David Akin look ahead to Monday's five by-elections happening across the country. What seats are up for grabs? Which party has seats locked down?

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The politics of the budget

To break down how Budget 2017 sets the Liberals up for Election 2019, host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's David Cochrane, Catherine Cullen and Susan Lunn.

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