Election Pollcast: Is the economy the ballot box issue?

Every party leader is talking about the economy. But are they talking about it in the right way? Host Eric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Bill Curry and Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove to parse the role of the economy in the campaign.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Globe and Mail's Bill Curry and Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove

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 Bill Curry from the Globe and Mail and Josh Wingrove from Bloomberg News, to talk about the economy, its role in the campaign and how the party leaders are approaching the issue that Canadians say is the most important.

Does the state of the economy play into the hands of one leader or another? Are leaders talking about the aspects of the economy that are affecting Canadians most? And where does the debate go from here?

With so much talk about the economy this week, we talk to two journalists who cover the intersection of politics and the economy: Bill Curry from the Globe and Mail and Josh Wingrove from Bloomberg. 20:52

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