Election Pollcast: Has the campaign had an impact on voters' intentions?

The Angus Reid Institute's Shachi Kurl joins host Éric Grenier to discuss her latest federal poll. Where do the parties stand, and just how committed are they?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Angus Reid Institute's Shachi Kurl

The CBC Election Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst and ThreeHundredEight.com founder Éric Grenier, explores the world of political polls, their influence on the media and the trends they are showing.

Shachi Kurl is senior vice-president of the Angus Reid Institute. (Twitter.com)

Joining Éric is Shachi Kurl, senior vice-president of the Angus Reid Institute. Her organization's newest poll breaks down the horserace, but also gauges Canadians' views on the leaders and the issues.

How committed are Canadians to the parties they say they will support? How likely are they to drift to other parties? And what issues are top of mind at this stage of the campaign?

Listen to the podcast below, and find past episodes or subscribe here.

Shachi Kurl, the senior vice-president at the Angus Reid Institute, discusses their latest numbers showing the NDP in the lead nationally.

Bonus episode: Is Facebook better at reading public opinion than pollsters?

We discuss Facebook's role in the federal election campaign with Kevin Chan, the head of Canadian public policy for Facebook.


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