Election Pollcast: Breaking down the electoral map

Pollster Christian Bourque joins National Affairs Editor Chris Hall and host Éric Grenier to break down the electoral map as the parties make their final push.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by CBC's National Affairs Editor Chris Hall and pollster Christian Bourque

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper have been in a close three-way race for most of the election campaign, but heading into the final stretch Trudeau has widened his lead. Where do each of the party leaders need to win seats to win the election on Oct. 19? (Canadian Press)

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 show.

Joining Éric on today's podcast is Chris Hall, the CBC's National Affairs Editor, and Christian Bourque, executive vice-president of the polling firm Léger, to break down the electoral map.

Can the Liberals run the table in Atlantic Canada? Will the polls showing a Liberal breakthrough in Ontario turn out to be right? What seats are at play in Alberta and the Prairies? Who will come out ahead in British Columbia's three-way race? And what is going on in Quebec?

Christian Bourque, vice-president at Leger, and Chris Hall, National Affairs Editor at CBC News, take one final look at the numbers before election night.

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