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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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Trump's campaign to undo Obama's legacy

Bulldozing Obama's legacy is a preoccupation of the 45th president.

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Season 1 update

In March 2018, David and his team of volunteers conduct a fourth search of Holmes Lake for Adrien McNaughton.

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My way

Layla navigates offers of drugs and alcohol at school. Olivia goes down a dangerous path.

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The power of the Pope

CBC correspondent Steven D’Souza was there as thousands cheered, white smoke bellowed and a new pope was chosen.

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Is the Ontario NDP on the move?

The CBC's Lisa Xing and Mike Crawley report from the Ontario election campaign trail, and Aaron Wherry and Hannah Thibedeau join host Éric Grenier and Nick Gamache to chat about the latest in federal and Ontario politics.

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The Ontario campaign officially begins!

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, the Toronto Star's Rob Benzie and host Éric Grenier discuss the beginning of Ontario election campaign.

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Four more years?

The Montreal Gazette's Philip Authier breaks down the political scene in Quebec, where a long list of Liberal incumbents aren't running for re-election. Also, Nick Gamache, Catherine Cullen and host Éric Grenier chat about what to watch for in the next week in politics.

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The fight for the Franco-Ontarian vote

On the latest episode, Radio-Canada's Claudine Brulé breaks down the Franco-Ontarian vote and the CBC's Aaron Wherry discusses how parties are grappling with people's online data.

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The political stakes of Trans Mountain

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, Mario Canseco of Research Co. breaks down the political stakes of Trans Mountain in B.C., and Nick and Éric discuss the latest poll about the pipeline and what to watch for in Halifax at the Liberal policy convention.

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Balancing the environment and the economy is complicated

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, Dale Beugin of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission and David Coletto of Abacus Data discuss a new survey on Canadians' views of carbon pricing. Plus, the latest on the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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With 9 weeks to go, the Ontario election is Doug Ford's to lose

Host Éric Grenier talks about the launch of the Ontario Poll Tracker and connects the CBC's Peter Cowan to talk about how Newfoundland and Labrador's two opposition parties will soon have new leaders.

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How do Canadians view immigration?

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier discusses Conservative nomination contests with the CBC's Catherine Cullen and a new poll on Canadians' opinions on immigration and refugees with Keith Neuman, executive director of the Environics Institute.

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For Kathleen Wynne, repeating past election comebacks won't be enough

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier discusses Ontario's provincial polls with Nick Gamache and the support of premiers across the country with Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute.

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The Pollcast - March 14, 2018

The Liberals have taken a hit and the Bloc Québécois is imploding. Can Andrew Scheer's Conservatives take advantage? Éric Grenier looks at that, the outcome of the Ontario PC's leadership race, and whether the Liberals should be concerned about their declining level of support.

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Ontario PC leadership race careens to a close

In two days, the chaotic race to replace Patrick Brown as Ontario PC leader comes to an end. The CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mike Crawley join Pollcast host Éric Grenier to break it down.

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After the Bloc splits, what's next?

Bloc Leader Martine Ouellet lost seven of her 10 MPs on Wednesday. To break down where the party goes from here, Éric Grenier is joined by Le Devoir's Marie Vastel and Philippe-Vincent Foisy of Radio-Canada.

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Patrick Brown blows up the Ontario PC leadership race

If the whirlwind Ontario PC leadership race wasn't chaotic enough, Patrick Brown's bid to regain the job he gave up was approved on Wednesday. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Katie Simpson and Aaron Wherry to try to make some sense of it all.

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Breaking down the Ontario PC leadership race

Little more than three months remain before the Ontario PCs choose their next leader, and Éric is joined by Conservative insider Chad Rogers to discuss who has the inside track.

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Ontario PCs need a leader and quickly

The Ontario PCs have just a month to choose a leader. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mike Crawley to break down that choice.

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The B.C. Liberals choose a leader

Éric Grenier is joined by Ian Bailey of the Globe and Mail to break down Saturday's B.C. Liberal Party leadership vote.

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Who will be the next premier of Saskatchewan?

Éric Grenier is joined by Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post, to break down Saturday's Saskatchewan Party leadership vote.

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Are millennials now Canada's most important voters?

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data to discuss the politics of what will be the biggest cohort of voters in 2019.

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Ontario's muddy political landscape

Éric Grenier is joined by Mike Crawley, the CBC's provincial affairs reporter in Toronto, to break down the state of Ontario politics with less than five months to go before the 2018 election.

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Predicting the unpredictable in 2018

What unlikely political events should Canadians prepare themselves for in 2018? The CBC's Alison Crawford and Aaron Wherry joins the podcast for their picks.

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Canada's divisive wartime election

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Patrice Dutil, co-author of "Embattled Nation: Canada's Wartime Election of 1917."

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Reading the byelection tea leaves

What do Monday's byelection results mean for Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Aaron Wherry to break it down.

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The Pollcast: Can the federal Greens tap into provincial momentum?

The Greens have doubled their provincial representation in 2017 and hold the balance of power in B.C., but can the federal party take advantage of this success? Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joins Pollcast Éric Grenier to discuss.

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6 months of Andrew Scheer

After six months as leader of the Conservative Party, how is Andrew Scheer doing? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Chad Rogers and Tim Powers to give their assessment.

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Debating leaders' debates

How should federal leaders' debates be organized? It's a complicated question, and the CBC's Aaron Wherry joins Pollcast host Éric Grenier to break it down.

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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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