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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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#193: Is This Poll A Christmas Movie?

12/6/2018
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Holiday Polls Most Americans don't think that "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie (Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult) Personal Importance of Hanukkah Varies by Denomination among Jewish Americans (PRRI) Trump, Democrats, and the USA Trump Job Approval (HuffPo) Trump's Political Risk Spreads to Small-Town America (Selzer & Co./Grinnell College) Democrats Are Divided On The Ideological Future Of Their Party (HuffPo/YouGov) Americans Not Optimistic About Trump, Democrats Cooperating...

Duration:00:44:37

#192: Are You Ready For Our BTS Overlords?

11/29/2018
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Poll of the Week: Results of the TIME Person of the Year Reader's Poll (BTS WINS!) Trumplandia and Political Divisions Trump Approval (HuffPo) Few Expect Country to Become United (Monmouth) Americans Want the New Congress to Provide a Check on the White House, Follow Facts in Investigations (Navigator) Many Americans Are Giving Trump The Benefit Of The Doubt On Manufacturing Jobs (HuffPo/YouGov) Republicans and Women The Republican Party and Women in Politics (DemocracyFund...

Duration:00:38:28

#191: A Tale of Two Exit Polls

11/15/2018
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#191: A Tale of Two Exit Polls First: Kristen has a new show on SiriusXM but The Pollsters will still be here for your data geek love! Civility & Division Most Democrats see Republicans as racist, sexist (Axios/Survey Monkey) Midterm Follow-up A Mandate for Democrats? (CNN/SSRS) Public Wants Congress to be a Check on Trump (Monmouth)T rump approval (HuffPo) 2020 (Already? Really?) Trump's 2020 woman problem (Axios/Survey Monkey) Biden, Bernie, Beto lead 2020 Dem field...

Duration:00:46:16

#190: 2018 Midterm Outcomes

11/7/2018
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The 2018 Midterm elections are over (mostly) and things turned out much like the pollsters (and The Pollsters) expected, with Democrats taking the House and Republicans making gains in the Senate. While Democrats didn't win some close races, they still managed to do well in legislative chambers. The Pollsters grade the performance of polling across the country in this election and recognize that there are several high profile races where, even though they were within the margin of error,...

Duration:00:40:44

#189: Scary Midterms and Fortnite Costumes

11/1/2018
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#189: Scary Midterms and Fortnite Costumes Poll of the Week Views of voting access linked to opinion on diversity in the U.S. (Pew Research) Youth Harvard IOP Youth Poll Fall 2018 (Institute of Politics, Harvard) Millennials Turnout (NBC/GenForward) Trump and Republicans Job Approval (Huffington Post) Partisan Polarization Dominates Trump Era (PRRI) 2018 Generic Congressional Vote (Real Clear Politics) Women and the Economy Red-Hot Economy? Women Aren’t Convinced (New York...

Duration:00:47:16

#188: Midterm Outlook with Liesl Hickey and Ali Lapp

10/25/2018
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In this very special episode, we're joined by Republican House race expert Liesl Hickey and Democratic House race expert Ali Lapp, hosts of the House Talk with Ali and Liesl podcast. We cover how political experts view house race polls compared to the Generic Ballot and the specifics of the upcoming midterm election. How much is President Trump helping or hurting Republican candidates? The Democrats appear likely to take back the House, but by how much? What are the implications of the...

Duration:00:50:48

#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