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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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Want to trade your desk job for a cabin in the woods?

This guy did it.

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Creative beer brewing

A micro-brewery in Iceland uses whale testicles smoked with sheep dung. Really.

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Remembering Roger Moore

Director John Glen reflects on his time directing Roger Moore as Jame Bond.

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This Harvard grad submitted a rap album for his thesis

Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard's English department.

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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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The Pollcast: The race for the NDP leadership is on

The first debate for the NDP leadership has kicked off the race to replace Tom Mulcair. Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan to break it down.

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Is Jason Kenney's bid to unite the Alberta right about to begin?

Jason Kenney might be days away from winning the Alberta Progressive Conservatives leadership — then what? Host Éric Grenier is joined by pollster Janet Brown and the Edmonton Journal's Graham Thomson to break it down.

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3 months to go in the Conservative leadership race

Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss where the race stands today.

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The Bloc looks for a leader

The Conservatives and the New Democrats aren't the only parties in the midst of a leadership race, but will the Bloc Québécois leadership campaign turn into a coronation?

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Behind the scenes of the Conservative leadership race

The CBC's Catherine Cullen tells Eric about the challenges of covering the very crowded field of the Conservative leadership race.

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How electoral reform fell apart

In a matter of weeks, the Liberals went from pledging that the 2019 election would not be held under the first-past-the-post system to abandoning electoral reform entirely. What happened?

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Does leadership race polling mean anything?

Paul Adams and David Coletto join host Éric Grenier to discuss the usefulness of leadership race polling.

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Question period is back next week, so how can it be fixed?

Peter Milliken, former Speaker of the House, joins host Éric Grenier to discuss.

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The Pollcast: Kevin O'Leary, French debate shake up Conservative leadership race

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss how the race has changed this week.

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What the cabinet shuffle means for electoral reform

Justin Trudeau shuffled Maryam Monsef out of the democratic institutions portfolio and moved Ontario MP Karina Gould in. Will this mean any substantial shift in direction on the electoral reform file, or is it just a change of messenger?

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The Pollcast: 2 leadership races, Trudeau, and Trump

Éric Grenier breaks down the year that was and looks ahead to 2017 with Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and iPolitics and Althia Raj of The Huffington Post Canada.

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6 months to go before British Columbians go to the polls

In just six months, British Columbians will decide whether to re-elect Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals or go for a change with the NDP's John Horgan. To break it all down, host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's B.C. legislative reporter, Richard Zussman.

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The Pollcast: Electoral reform, like math, is hard

Éric Grenier is joined by Aaron Wherry and the Ottawa Citizen's Kady O'Malley to discuss the latest electoral reform developments.

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4 byelections and many questions in Quebec politics

To discuss the state of the Quebec political scene, host Éric Grenier is joined by Christian Bourque, Executive Vice-President of Léger.

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Conservative leadership race begins to heat up

With 12 candidates in the running and a debate already in the books, the Conservative leadership race is ramping up. Who is standing out from the crowd? Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss.

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Were the U.S. polls right, wrong, or somewhere in-between?

The results of the U.S. election came as a surprise. The polls indicated that Hillary Clinton was the favourite. Were the polls wrong, or was it wrong to assume they could make the call in such a close race?

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America chose Trump: a special The House/Pollcast analysis

The House and the Pollcast team up to bring you full analysis of the stunning U.S. election results.

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Two seasoned Canadian campaigners on the US election

To discuss the final days of the U.S. presidential campaign, podcast host Éric Grenier is joined by former Canadian politicians Bob Rae and James Moore.

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When will the NDP leadership race get going?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan.

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Is Justin Trudeau backing away from electoral reform?

Kady O'Malley from the Ottawa Citizen and the CBC's Aaron Wherry discuss the latest developments surrounding electoral reform.

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The Yukon Election

We check in with Chris Windeyer, the editor of the Yukon News, about where things stand in the election campaign.

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Presidential debate rematch

Matthew Yglesias from Vox helps us look ahead to the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Alberta PC leadership race about to officially begin

Independent pollster Janet Brown and Graham Thomson from the Edmonton Journal join us to discuss the state of Alberta politics and whether Jason Kenney has a shot at becoming PC leader.

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Trump and Clinton finally face-off

To set it the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's senior reporter in Washington, D.C., Keith Boag.

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