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.

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How the leaders are positioning themselves post-debate

Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry join host Éric Grenier to discuss the latest on the campaign trail and Elise von Scheel reports from Quebec.

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The Sunday update: A preview of debate week

It's debate week in the federal election - what effect did the TVA debate have on the polls and what should you be looking for in the two official commission debates coming up this week? Host Eric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at the numbers.

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Dissecting the Quebec debate

To talk about the winners and losers of the TVA French language debate, Eric Grenier is joined by CBC colleagues Chris Hall and John Paul Tasker. Plus, Eric and Elise von Scheel answer your questions about the federal implications of a strong Bloc Québécois.

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The Sunday update: We're halfway through the election campaign

On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel talk about what has changed over the course of the election campaign — and chat about what the numbers show about the fallout from Justin Trudeau's Blackface incidents.

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An inside look from the campaign trail and battleground B.C.

Katie Simpson and David Cochrane join Pollcast host Éric Grenier to give their accounts of when the biggest story of the campaign broke. And former B.C Premier Christy Clark discusses politics on the west coast.

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The Sunday update: What happened on Week 2 of the campaign?

On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at how the polls have shifted — and chat about the leaders' approval ratings and why no one wants to touch Bill 21 in Quebec.

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Blackface bombshell rocks the campaign

Reporters Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry join host Éric Grenier to discuss how Justin Trudeau's brownface and blackface revelations have changed the campaign. And former N.B. premier Brian Gallant talks about the electoral battlegrounds in Atlantic Canada.

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The Sunday update: Where the parties stand after the first week

On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at the early polls in this campaign — and chat about the undecided and the fence-sitter voters.

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And they're off!

Our reporter panel of Aaron Wherry and Salimah Shivji join host Éric Grenier to break down who had a good campaign launch and who didn't. Plus, we answer another of your election questions about the NDP's survival chances.

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Pipeline problems and an NDP-Green squabble

On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's John Paul Tasker and Catharine Tunney chat with host Éric Grenier about about a setback for the Liberals on Trans Mountain and confusion over which candidates are backing which party in New Brunswick. Plus, Elise von Scheel joins Éric to take stock of where the polls are and answer an audience question.

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The Pollcast: Old speeches and new campaign slogans

The parties have unfurled their election slogans. To dive into them, the CBC's Aaron Wherry and Katie Simpson join host Éric Grenier to chat about the latest in the pre-campaign. Plus, we examine the polls and answer one of your questions.

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Your election questions answered

What do you want to know about the upcoming federal election? CBC reporters John Paul Tasker and Elise von Scheel join host Éric Grenier to answer some of your questions about Parliament, polls and the parties.

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Manitoba goes to the polls

Is Manitoba going to have voter fatigue this fall? Pollster Curtis Brown sets up the newly-called (and early) Manitoba provincial election and talks about what impact it could have on the federal vote.

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What's it like to be on an election campaign?

On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's Rosie Barton and Aaron Wherry give a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to cover a campaign up close and personal.

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Polling 101

To discuss how polling methodology is shifting — and the role pollsters play in Canadian elections — David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, joins host and CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier on this week's episode of The Pollcast.

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Fishing for votes on the West Coast

In our final regional look-ahead to October, pollster Mario Canseco joins host Éric Grenier to break down the federal election landscape in British Columbia.

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Will the Liberals be stampeded out of Alberta?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer both made appearances at the Calgary Stampede, and made their pitches to Alberta. What could the fall results look like as the Liberals look to defend their seats in a Conservative province? Dave Cournoyer of the Daveberta Podcast joins Éric Grenier to chat about the federal political scene in Alberta.

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How P.E.I.'s experiment with minority rule is going

It's been over a century since there was a minority government on the Island. How's it going so far? And what does that say about the potential federal results in the fall? The CBC's Kerry Campbell discusses how parties are navigating the uncharted waters in Prince Edward Island.

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Wide open races for federal seats on the Prairies

Can the Liberals and NDP hang on to their Central Canada seats? Where are the Conservatives setting their crosshairs? Pollster Andrew Enns and strategist Sally Housser break down the electoral battlegrounds of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Ontario, a place to grow?

Strategists from the three main political parties, Tim Murphy, Melanie Paradis and Kathleen Monk, break down each party's targets in the decisive electoral battleground of Ontario.

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Scheer's plan and Trudeau's pipeline

The CBC's Salimah Shivji, John Paul Tasker and Aaron Wherry join Éric Grenier to chat about this last week in Parliament before it breaks for a pre-election summer.

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The Year of Doug Ford

The CBC's Mike Crawley breaks down Doug Ford's first year as the premier of Ontario and what impact he might have on the federal election.

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Battleground Quebec

Strategists Mylène Dupéré, Carl Vallée and Dominic Vallières break down the electoral map in Quebec for the Liberals, Conservatives and Bloc Québécois.

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Answering your questions on the polls and the election

This week, Éric Grenier joins Vassy Kapelos, host of Power and Politics, to answer questions about the polls and the October election.

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A spec-election in Manitoba

There could be one more provincial election before the federal vote in October. CBC's Manitoba provincial affairs reporter Ian Froese joins us to talk about the impending call and then national reporter David Cochrane explains what's next in Newfoundland and Labrador politics after last week's vote.

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The Battle of the Atlantic

Conservative strategist Tim Powers and former Liberal P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz break down the electoral landscape in Atlantic Canada as we look forward to October's vote.

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Tide turns in Newfoundland and Labrador

The CBC's Ariana Kelland and Peter Cowan update us on the latest developments in the N&L provincial election.

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Nanaimo-Ladysmith: Who will win the last byelection before October's federal vote?

On this episode, Éric Grenier sits down with the CBC's J.P. Tasker and Elise von Scheel to talk about each party's chances at winning the upcoming Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection in British Columbia.

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East Coast Elections

This week, the CBC's Kerry Campbell breaks down the results from the vote in P.E.I. and Peter Cowan sets the table for the upcoming election in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The string of provincial elections: Alberta and P.E.I

On this episode, Éric Grenier talks to reporter Kerry Campbell in Prince Edward Island about Tuesday's provincial election. Then, the CBC's Elise von Scheel is in studio to recap the results of the Alberta election.

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Kenney vs. Trudeau

The CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Aaron Wherry discuss the national implications of the potential arrival of Jason Kenney around the premier's table.

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The Alberta Leaders Debate

As voting day nears in Alberta, the CBC's Kim Trynacity joins Éric Grenier to break down Thursday's leaders debate, talk about how the players performed and who stood out.

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Peter Bevan-Baker and the Greens' chance to make history

Prince Edward Island Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker discusses the provincial election campaign and what it would mean for the Greens to form their first government in North America.

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Can the Alberta NDP repeat its 2015 victory?

Sally Housser, former press secretary for Rachel Notley, recounts how the Alberta NDP leader won in 2015 and what the premier needs to do to win again. Then, the CBC's Elise von Scheel join's Éric to chat about the new Alberta Poll Tracker and how events in the province could shake out before election day.

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A Tale of Two Provincial Elections

Éric Grenier checks in on upcoming provincial elections in Alberta and P.E.I. with the CBC's Kim Trynacity and Kerry Campbell.

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The latest numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair

On the latest episode of The Pollcast, Abacus Data's David Coletto breaks down the latest poll numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair, and how the federal party leaders are viewed by Canadians.

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Reading the byelection tea leaves

The CBC's John Paul Tasker and Hannah Thibedeau return to dissect the results of Monday's three federal byelections. We also answer some of your questions about what the federal parties should be watching out for in October based on the results.

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What to watch for in Monday's byelections

The CBC's John Paul Tasker and Hannah Thibedeau break down Monday's three federal byelections, then Christian Bourque of Léger shares the latest poll numbers on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

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Surveying the political landscape in 2019 and SNC-Lavalin's resonance Quebec

Pollster Greg Lyle of Innovative Research Group breaks down his latest numbers, including how Quebecers feel about foreign newcomers. Plus, the CBC's Jonathan Montpetit explains why the SNC-Lavalin controversy might resonate differently in Quebec than in the rest of Canada.

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