The Pollcast: Notley, Trudeau, Trump and the year in polling

The NDP's stunning victory in Alberta, Justin Trudeau's federal election victory and the rise of Donald Trump. Éric Grenier discusses the biggest polling stories of 2015 with the Toronto Star's Susan Delacourt and Léger's Christian Bourque.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and Christian Bourque of Léger

Eric Grenier's Pollcast panel discusses three of the biggest political stories of 2015: Donald Trump's campaign to win the Republican nomination, Justin Trudeau's successful federal election campaign and Rachel Notley's NDP victory in Alberta. (Associated Press/Canadian Press photos)

The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst and ThreeHundredEight.com founder Éric Grenier, explores the world of political polls and the trends they reveal.

Joining Éric on today's podcast is Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and iPolitics and Christian Bourque, executive vice-president at Léger, to discuss the biggest polling stories of 2015.

How was Rachel Notley's NDP able to overturn 44 years of PC dominance in Alberta, and why weren't the polls believed? What impact did the polls have on Justin Trudeau's Liberal victory in the October federal election? And what is going on with Donald Trump and the U.S. presidential primaries?

You can listen to the full discussion below, or subscribe to The CBC Pollcast and listen to past episodes here.

This week on the Pollcas: 2015’s Big Three. T-N-T. Trudeau. Notley. Trump. We put the three biggest political polling stories of the year under the microscope. 28:04

You can also follow Christian Bourque and Susan Delacourt on Twitter.


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