Election Pollcast: How should the media handle party polls?

Phil Authier of the Montreal Gazette joins host Éric Grenier to talk about the controversy around the publishing of an NDP-commissioned poll in Justin Trudeau's Papineau riding.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Montreal Gazette's Phil Authier

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to supporters as he launches his campaign for re-election as an MP in the riding of Papineau in Montreal on August 11, 2015. (Graham Hughes/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 Phil Authier, political reporter for the Montreal Gazette. He has reported on the NDP-commissioned poll for Justin Trudeau's riding of Papineau, and the resulting controversy.

How should the media handle these polls paid for by political parties? Did the media do the right thing in this case? And how do the election chances of the three Montreal-based leaders (Justin Trudeau, Thomas Mulcair and Gilles Duceppe) look?

We talk about the recent controversy surrounding a poll commissioned by the NDP in the riding of Papineau with Phil Authier of the Montreal Gazette. 17:41

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