Election Pollcast: How the economic platforms stack up

Shachi Kurl of the Angus Reid Institute is back with host Éric Grenier to break down how Canadians are reacting to the parties' pocketbook pledges.

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

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, left, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, centre, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have all made the economy the central issue of the current election campaign. (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 are showing.

Joining Éric on this week's podcast is Shachi Kurl, Senior Vice President of the Angus Reid Institute. In her latest poll, she tests the various policy platforms against public opinion.

Which promises are resonating most with Canadians? How do they feel about their place in the Canadian economy? And do they think that the party platforms will have an impact on their daily lives?

Canadian voters care about the economy, but what is it about the economy that they care about? How do they look at the various parties’ economic plans? We're joined by Angus Reid Institute VP Shachi Kurl.

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


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