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Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture. Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers revealing the hidden secrets of the public's mind.

Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture. Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers revealing the hidden secrets of the public's mind.
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Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture. Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers revealing the hidden secrets of the public's mind.

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#187: Strong Feelings on Immigration and TV Reboots

10/17/2018
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#187: Strong Feelings on Immigration and TV Reboots Midterms & Trump Approval Don’t expect a big Democratic wave this fall (CNBC) Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections (Washington Post/ABC News) 2018 Generic Congressional Vote (Real Clear Politics) Trump Job Approval (Huffington Post) 2020 Democratic Primary More see Trump win likely as Biden leads crowded Democratic field (CNN/SSRS) Immigration Varied and Changing Attitudes on Immigration...

Duration:00:40:44

#186: The Taylor Swift Effect?

10/11/2018
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Midterms Generic Congressional (Real Clear Politics) 2018 Midterm Voters: Issues and Political Values (Pew Research) Gender Differences (CNN/SSRS) Senate Latest Senate Polls (Real Clear Politics) Texas - Tennessee - New Jersey (CBS) Nevada (NBC/Marist) Arizona (ABC-15 / OH Predictive Insights) North Dakota (FOX News) Florida (Mason-Dixon) House House Battleground (Washington Post - Schar School) Kavanaugh Economist/YouGov Majority oppose Kavanaugh, but his popularity grows...

Duration:00:48:43

#185: Latest Kavanaugh Polls and Fun with Optimus Decision Desk HQ

10/4/2018
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Poll of the Week Trump Gets Negative Ratings for Many Personal Traits, but Most Say He Stands Up for His Beliefs (Pew Research) “How you feel about GOP loyalty to Trump probably depends on your age” (Kristen in The Washington Examiner) Kavanaugh Confirmation Kavanaugh opinion hardens along partisan lines (Politico Morning Consult) Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford hearing spurs more division (CBS News) Opposition to Kavanaugh grows after Senate hearing (Reuters/Ipsos) More U.S....

Duration:00:49:15

#184: New Florida Midterm Polls

9/27/2018
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#184: New Florida Midterm Polls Florida Governor & SenatePoll: Andrew Gillum leads DeSantis by 4, Rick Scott and Bill Nelson tied (Tampa Bay Times, UFN)Poll: Democrats have narrow lead in top Florida contests (NCBNews.com, Marist) KavanaughMajority of Americans oppose Kavanaugh nomination if Ford’s allegation is true, poll says (PBS, NPR, Marist)Voters in Battleground Districts Are Divided on Kavanaugh (The Upshot)Record number of voters oppose Kavanaugh nomination (FOX News) Women,...

Duration:00:46:59

#183: Spring is a Lie, This Fall is Fakakta

9/20/2018
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#183: Spring is a Lie, This Fall is Fakakta Poll of the WeekRepublicans, Democrats See Opposing Party as More Ideological Than Their Own (Pew) KavanaughCNN poll (pre-Dr. Ford) The Week In MidtermsHouse GenericNate Cohn’s Poll FactorySenate RacesMontanaMissouriArizona & Tennessee The Week In TrumpJob Approval (HuffPo)Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to name Trump as a reason for their pick in congressional elections (Washington Post) New Voter Study Group Papers! Why...

Duration:00:47:47

#182: No, You Can't Have Partials!

9/13/2018
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No, You Can’t Have Partials Poll of the Week: Crying Red States/Blue SenatorsNBC/Marist poll: It's a neck-and-neck Senate race in TennesseePoll: High-profile Missouri Senate race locked in a dead heatNBC/Marist poll: Democrat Joe Donnelly has slight edge in Indiana Senate race TrumpHuffPost: Trump Job Approval QPac: U.S. Voters Believe Anonymous Trump Charges 2-1CNN Poll: Trump approval down 6 points in a month, hits low among independents Nate Cohn is either a lunatic or a...

Duration:00:40:46

#181: Kristen Sings Van Halen!

9/6/2018
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Poll of the week: WP/ABC poll on the Democratic advantage in the midterms President Trump: Job Approval Generic Ballot Brett Kavanaugh (last name sung to the tune of Van Halen’s “Panama”): Fox News Poll CNN Poll WPA Intelligence Memo Press Freedom: Building a Narrative Toward Trust: Echelon Insights + Greenberg Quinlan Rosner KFF Poll on corruption, healthcare, and the most important issue of the campaigns Notre Dame and Michigan are Trash (not really, everyone hates...

Duration:00:45:18

#180: Shy Sheriff Voters

8/30/2018
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Check us out @ksoltisanderson @margieomero @thepollsters Poll of the week: Pew. Maybe we *are* entitled to our own facts? Hot primaries! RCP: Florida average RCP: Arizona average Campaign-mania RCP Generic 538 Forecasts Trumplandia HP: Trump's approval Pew: The something-something of Trump expectations: HP on the slow news day last week YouGov Toplines USA Today/Suffolk on investigation Pumpkin Spice Latte ABC News 4, Charleston, SC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:38:55

#179: Bruce Mehlman On Tech & Bipartisanship

8/23/2018
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With Kristen away, we recorded this great interview with a guy who's been everywhere--Bruce Mehlman. What can he tell us about bipartisanship? Find him @bpmehlman. 14th & G podcast Tech CEO Council Polling memo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:12

BONUS: #178 Investigation Polling With Bryan Bennett

8/23/2018
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Check out some past polling on the investigation: Navigator Research Morning Consult/Politico CNN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:46

#177: Mailbag!

8/15/2018
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Send your grievances & complaints to: @ksoltisanderson @margieomero & @thepollsters. Hey, need contacts? Get a discount here: --->> https://www.simplecontacts.com/pollsters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:48

#176: Red Vs. Blue. Beer Vs. Wine

8/9/2018
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Midterm mania: OH-12, KS, and the generic Everything You Need To Know About The Ohio 12th Special Election RCP Average. Emerson memo. Monmouth Crosstabs. GBA Memo 7/262018 Generic Congressional Vote President Trump Job Approval Trump defectors! You might be surprised how FEW there are… Pew: For Most Trump Voters, “Very Warm” Feelings for him Endured [EMBARGOED LINK] War with the media rages onward Republicans: Give Trump the Power to Shut Down Media This is not new.Ipsos Poll on...

Duration:00:47:19

#175: When Statistical Sharks Attack

8/2/2018
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Kristen saw a concert. Margie has jet lag. We're both in LA, taking in the kale smoothies & easy living. I Can’t Go For That Trump approval (HuffPo) Poll Of The Week: Who do you trust? (CBS) Say It Isn’t So: Generic ballot (RCP) California House CA-50 (Tulchin Research, July 17-23) CA-48 (Monmouth) CA-25 (Global Strategy Group, June 29) Texas Senate RCP Averages Texas LYCEUM Poll Quinnipiac Florida Senate It's still tight (Miami Herald) More GOP Praise Trump at Record Rates...

Duration:00:49:15

#174: Crosstabs on The Dance Floor

7/25/2018
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What’s the top issue? Americans now think immigration is most important problem (Gallup) Views on Mexico as an ally are also shifting (Gallup) Latest Navigator: data on Family Separation Americans’ views on Government Agencies Growing Partisan Differences in Views of the FBI; Stark Divide over ICE (Pew Research) Trump’s approval and the General Ballot, post-Helsinki Trump’s approval is slightly up (Huffpo) General ballot has Dems chances rising (Real Clear Politics) Huge GOP...

Duration:00:45:33

#173: What in the world is going on in the world

7/19/2018
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With so much bad news, @margieomero & @ksoltisanderson talk about Hamilton & ice cream. Poll of the Week:Spouses Report Earnings (Census) (Full Study) Trump’s UK ApprovalYouGov/ITV (Crosstabs) - 9th-10th July 2018 A BMG poll for The Independent last week asked Brits if Prime Minister May was right to invite Trump. (Toplines) NATO (Gallup) ToplinesPewEconomist/YouGov Americans become more anti-Russian under Trump (NBC)Gallup PollingThe Economist/YouGovTrump approval!RCP538Generic...

Duration:00:59:33

#172: SCOTUS, You're a Firecracker, Baby

7/12/2018
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Poll of the Week: Axios/ SurveyMonkey Poll “Democrats’ Senate dreams slip away” Survey Monkey write-up: “Senate battleground polls show Democrats in a tight spot” Criticism: Nate Silver (Twitter): The Axios treatment of this poll is basically "How to repeat all the errors the media made when covering polls in 2016, in one chart". But wait until we focus on likely voters. Changing view of SCOTUS Pew Research Interpreting Constitution in current times vs Originalists. Are these questions...

Duration:00:50:59

#171: Sing Us The Song You're The Polling Man

6/29/2018
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A surprise takedown in NY-14, where there was no polling in the Ocasio-Cortez/Crowley race. Is the shockwave also a bellwether? We cheer women, young and old, rocking the Democratic primaries (70% of open seats going to women over men) and wonder why that’s not happening on the GOP side (30%). We’ve got Westworld, Scandinavia, anger, exhaustion, and days and days of the Red Frickin’ Hen. Primary Day As blue as Maryland is, is it a good place to be Larry Hogan?RealClearPolitics Maryland...

Duration:00:44:48

#170: Tom Hanks Is Not Here For Your Partisan Nonsense

6/21/2018
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Tom Hanks is Not Here for Your Partisan Nonsense Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the NewsNo one party has a monopoly on ability to distinguish between fact and opinion, but people tend to believe that statements that favor their own opinions are factual. Family separation pollingLess Than One-Third Of The Public Supports Family SeparationsMajority oppose policy that causes family separation, but Republicans approveAll four outlets show majority oppose the policy,...

Duration:00:36:35

#169: Let's Talk About The Midterms (& Patrick Breaks The Glass Ceiling)

6/14/2018
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Let’s Talk about the Midterms Kristen is joined by special guest co-host, Echelon Insights co-founder Patrick Ruffini, to determine who is the goat in this scary movie, who is excited about the midterms, what just happened with North Korea, and what people thought about it before it happened, or didn’t. Generic ballot / Trump’s approval ratingThe generic ballot is widening back out again in favor of Democrats, but Trump’s approval rating has not taken a hit. Are Dems in the clear? Not so...

Duration:00:36:35

#168: Booze, Weed & Porn All Get A Bump

6/8/2018
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Booze, Weed, and Porn All Up in the Polls! Margie is lonely on the road, but she’s got polls to keep her company! Especially polls about Michael Avenatti! Trump’s approval ratings hold steady and the Democrats rebound a little in the Generic Ballot. Tariffs have the nation calling flatly, “Anyone?...Anyone?” Women did well in the most recent primaries but do people think they’ll change anything when in office? And, finally, the annual Gallup numbers on what Americans find morally...

Duration:00:43:29