The CBC Election Pollcast

 
 

The CBC Election Pollcast

Éric Grenier, founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, explores the world of political polls, their influence on the media and the trends they are showing.

Updated: weekly
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months

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Countdown clock starts ticking

Christian Bourque of Léger breaks down the latest numbers in Quebec, and the CBC's Catherine Cullen discusses the first days of Maxime Bernier's People's Party.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:04]


Talking Debates

Jacques Poitras breaks down the leaders' debate in New Brunswick and Chad Rogers tells us what goes into debate preparation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:55]


Quebec election rolls on

Jonathan Montpetit breaks down the first two weeks of the Quebec election campaign and David Coletto of Abacus Data discusses Canadians' views on NAFTA and TransMountain.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:46]


The Bernier Bombshell

J.P. Tasker discusses the Conservative policy convention in Halifax and the impact of Maxime Bernier's split from the party, and Jacques Poitras reports from the campaign trail in the New Brunswick provincial election.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:40]


Quebec goes to the polls

Christian Bourque of Léger sets the table for the provincial election in Quebec and Janyce McGregor reports from the federal Liberal cabinet retreat in Nanaimo, B.C.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:52]


Language politics in New Brunswick

Jacques Poitras discusses the history of language politics in New Brunswick, plus Éric chats about upcoming byelections and the Conservative convention with J.P. Tasker.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:44]


Can the Democrats storm Congress?

POLITICO's Steven Shepard breaks down the U.S. midterms and the CBC's Nick Gamache and Janyce McGregor tell us what went down at the premiers' meeting.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:55]


Premiers meet and byelections loom

Éric and Nick chat by elections, David Cochrane breaks down the upcoming premiers meeting and Cameron MacIntosh puts a spotlight on an upcoming vote in Manitoba.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:01]


Spotlight on New Brunswick

Host Éric Grenier joins Jacques Poitras and Dan McHardie on CBC New Brunswick's Spin Reduxit podcast, and Nick Gamache and Vassy Kapelos discuss what to watch this summer.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:23]


Ontario election aftermath

Michael Diamond, PC campaign director, chats about the Ontario election, host Éric Grenier and Nick Gamache give their take on the results, and Catherine Cullen breaks down the latest on the pot file.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:09]


Ontario Election Special Pollcast

Ontario elects a Doug Ford majority government.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:11]


A final look at the Ontario election campaign

David Coletto of Abacus Data and Greg Lyle from the Innovative Research Group join host Éric Grenier to take one last look at the Ontario election campaign.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:39]


One week left in the Ontario election

Ginny Movat chats about the state of the PC campaign and where it goes from here, and Philippe-Vincent Foisy of Radio-Canada joins Nick Gamache and host Éric Grenier to talk about Martine Ouellet's leadership referendum and the parliamentary press gallery dinner.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:46]


Shades of 1990?

Former Ontario premier Bob Rae talks about the NDP's winning campaign in 1990, and Aaron Wherry and Hannah Thibedeau join host Éric Grenier and Nick Gamache to chat about the latest in federal and Ontario politics.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:24]


Is the Ontario NDP on the move?

The CBC's Lisa Xing and Mike Crawley report from the Ontario election campaign trail, and Aaron Wherry and Hannah Thibedeau join host Éric Grenier and Nick Gamache to chat about the latest in federal and Ontario politics.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:49]


The Ontario campaign officially begins!

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, the Toronto Star's Rob Benzie and host Éric Grenier discuss the beginning of Ontario election campaign.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:37]


Four more years?

The Montreal Gazette's Philip Authier breaks down the political scene in Quebec, where a long list of Liberal incumbents aren't running for re-election. Also, Nick Gamache, Catherine Cullen and host Éric Grenier chat about what to watch for in the next week in politics.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:29]


The fight for the Franco-Ontarian vote

On the latest episode, Radio-Canada's Claudine Brulé breaks down the Franco-Ontarian vote and the CBC's Aaron Wherry discusses how parties are grappling with people's online data.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:25]


The political stakes of Trans Mountain

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, Mario Canseco of Research Co. breaks down the political stakes of Trans Mountain in B.C., and Nick and Éric discuss the latest poll about the pipeline and what to watch for in Halifax at the Liberal policy convention.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:00]


Balancing the environment and the economy is complicated

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, Dale Beugin of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission and David Coletto of Abacus Data discuss a new survey on Canadians' views of carbon pricing. Plus, the latest on the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:42:43]


With 9 weeks to go, the Ontario election is Doug Ford's to lose

Host Éric Grenier talks about the launch of the Ontario Poll Tracker and connects the CBC's Peter Cowan to talk about how Newfoundland and Labrador's two opposition parties will soon have new leaders.

Download With 9 weeks to go, the Ontario election is Doug Ford's to lose
[mp3 file: runs 00:26:44]


How do Canadians view immigration?

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier discusses Conservative nomination contests with the CBC's Catherine Cullen and a new poll on Canadians' opinions on immigration and refugees with Keith Neuman, executive director of the Environics Institute.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:14]


For Kathleen Wynne, repeating past election comebacks won't be enough

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier discusses Ontario's provincial polls with Nick Gamache and the support of premiers across the country with Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute.

Download For Kathleen Wynne, repeating past election comebacks won't be enough
[mp3 file: runs 00:26:37]


The Pollcast - March 14, 2018

The Liberals have taken a hit and the Bloc Québécois is imploding. Can Andrew Scheer's Conservatives take advantage? Éric Grenier looks at that, the outcome of the Ontario PC's leadership race, and whether the Liberals should be concerned about their declining level of support.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:22]


Ontario PC leadership race careens to a close

In two days, the chaotic race to replace Patrick Brown as Ontario PC leader comes to an end. The CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mike Crawley join Pollcast host Éric Grenier to break it down.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:48]


After the Bloc splits, what's next?

Bloc Leader Martine Ouellet lost seven of her 10 MPs on Wednesday. To break down where the party goes from here, Éric Grenier is joined by Le Devoir's Marie Vastel and Philippe-Vincent Foisy of Radio-Canada.

Download After the Bloc splits, what's next?
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Patrick Brown blows up the Ontario PC leadership race

If the whirlwind Ontario PC leadership race wasn't chaotic enough, Patrick Brown's bid to regain the job he gave up was approved on Wednesday. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Katie Simpson and Aaron Wherry to try to make some sense of it all.

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Breaking down the Ontario PC leadership race

Little more than three months remain before the Ontario PCs choose their next leader, and Éric is joined by Conservative insider Chad Rogers to discuss who has the inside track.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:09]


Ontario PCs need a leader and quickly

The Ontario PCs have just a month to choose a leader. Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mike Crawley to break down that choice.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:44]


The B.C. Liberals choose a leader

Éric Grenier is joined by Ian Bailey of the Globe and Mail to break down Saturday's B.C. Liberal Party leadership vote.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:24]


Who will be the next premier of Saskatchewan?

Éric Grenier is joined by Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post, to break down Saturday's Saskatchewan Party leadership vote.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:39]


Are millennials now Canada's most important voters?

Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data to discuss the politics of what will be the biggest cohort of voters in 2019.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:02]