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Episodes

It’s Go Time

2/21/2020
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg received the green light and made the Democratic debate stage on Wednesday night. On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, we assess Bloomberg’s debate performance and whether or not he punched through as a true force to be reckoned with this election season. And, all eyes are on the Nevada caucuses! What can poll watchers gather from the latest surveys of Silver State voters? Honestly, not a whole lot. We explain. And, don’t forget to check out our...

Duration:00:22:40

Movin’ On

2/14/2020
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, we’re wrapping up New Hampshire! Our team takes a look at how the Democratic primary contest shaped up, what we know about the electorate who voted in it, and what it all means as the candidates head to Nevada and South Carolina. Plus, we left with 27, and we came back (thankfully) with 27! Those twenty-seven Marist College students embarked on the adventure of a lifetime as they hit the road with The Marist Poll in New Hampshire for the primary. Marist...

Duration:00:32:59

Caucus Confusion

2/7/2020
Uh oh, Iowa! Monday night’s Iowa caucuses left journalists, pundits, and pollsters dumbfounded. What went wrong? What impact will this have on the future of the Iowa caucuses? Patrick Murray, Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, joins the discussion. Murray also addresses the decision to pull the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll hours before the so-called gold standard poll of Iowa was set to be released. Talk about chaos in Iowa! And, be sure to check out Murray’s...

Duration:00:26:48

Zero Hour

1/31/2020
After months of anticipation, the Iowa caucuses are just days away. On this week’s episode of our podcast, Poll Hub, we look at the recent polls of Iowa and analyze some disparate results. Plus, the American Association for Public Opinion Research cautions journalists about jumping to poll conclusions following the Iowa caucuses. Was that statement a good idea? Then, we’re on to New Hampshire. The team takes a look at where the Democratic contest in the Granite State stands while...

Duration:00:20:24

Obstruction and Interference

1/24/2020
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, Brett Neely, an editor with NPR’s Washington desk, joins the discussion. Are Americans confident that this November’s elections will be safe and secure? What do they think is the biggest threat to the integrity of the nation’s elections? Neely offers his insight as we discuss the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll on election security. But first, what would a Poll Hub episode be without a discussion of the primaries and caucuses? This week, we take up...

Duration:00:24:10

Oh, Iowa!

1/17/2020
It’s feast or famine! A bunch of new Iowa polls have been released, but their results greatly differ. Why, and can we accurately get a sense of where the Iowa contest stands? We pick up those questions on Poll Hub. But, first, Tuesday was the last chance Iowa caucus-goers had to see the candidates on the debate stage. We share our thoughts on the debate and what the debate means leading into the all-important Iowa caucuses. And, don’t forget to check out our series of free, short online...

Duration:00:23:03

The Polling Push

1/10/2020
On this week’s episode of our podcast, Poll Hub, Nate Cohn, domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New York Times, joins the team. Few polls have been released since the last Democratic primary debate, and supporters of the lower-tier candidates are in an uproar. We discuss why this poll shortage has occurred and whether the criticism is warranted. Plus, we re-visit the use of public opinion polls as debate criteria and whether there is a viable alternative. And, don’t forget to...

Duration:00:22:19

The Field

1/3/2020
On this week’s episode of our podcast, Poll Hub, the incomparable Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report and Political Analyst for the National Journal Group, joins the team. From the Democrats’ strategy of electability to the states critical to the general election contest, Cook offers his astute observations. Plus, don’t forget to check out our series of free, short online courses. It’s called The Marist Poll Academy. About Poll Hub Poll Hub goes behind the...

Duration:00:22:44

Blacked Out

12/27/2019
On this week’s episode of our podcast, Poll Hub, traditionally, pollsters do not release pre-election polls on Election Day, but that could be changing. We discuss why and assess the rules other countries have in place prohibiting the release of such polls around the time voters head to the polls. Then, it’s time for two Marist Poll traditions. We discuss the results of our most annoying word or phrase poll and our New Year’s resolutions survey. Don’t miss this one! Plus, don’t forget to...

Duration:00:18:24

Breaking It Down

12/20/2019
Two stories dominate the news headlines – impeachment and the 2020 Presidential Election. On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, we go behind the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll results and offer insight into where public opinion stands on these two historic events. Then, Stephen Rogers, Executive Director of Deloitte’s Consumer Industry Center, joins the team to discuss the 34th annual Deloitte holiday retail survey. From preferred shopping method to resale gifts, Rogers digs deep into the...

Duration:00:23:00

A View from the Hill

12/13/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers’ Chief Congressional Correspondent, joins the discussion. From partisan messaging to the strategies of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Lightman offers a unique perspective on the proceedings. Then, we turn to the 2020 presidential election. Can the candidates get their supporters to influence public opinion polls? We explain on this week’s episode of Poll Hub. Plus, don’t forget to...

Duration:00:21:23

Lessons Learned?

12/6/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, it’s almost 2020. So, why are some people still focusing on 2016 pre-election polls? We pick up that question. And, lawmakers are seeking to curb those irritating robocalls. But, could survey research be impacted? We explain. Plus, don’t forget to check out our series of free, short online courses. It’s called The Marist Poll Academy (https://academy.maristpoll.marist.edu/). About Poll Hub Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what...

Duration:00:13:37

The Vape Debate

11/25/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, polls and the debate over vaping. Lots of poll numbers are being tossed around to support arguments for and against the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. We sort out the quality surveys from the bad. Then, it’s a taboo topic around most dinner tables -- money and marriage. We take a look at a longitudinal study which assesses a husband’s stress level when his wife earns a little too much money. Um, can we say traditional gender roles? Plus,...

Duration:00:24:26

Digging In

11/22/2019
On this week’s episode of our podcast, Poll Hub, the information presented in the impeachment inquiry is reinforcing Americans’ views about whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump. What will it take to sway those views? We break down the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll results. And, Tamara Keith, NPR’s White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, joins the discussion. We’re talking impeachment, the Democratic primary, and softball. Plus, don’t forget to...

Duration:00:28:04

Delusions of Grandeur?

11/15/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is testing the 2020 waters. What are his chances of securing the Democratic nomination? Hear our analysis. And, Gallup released new numbers about voter enthusiasm heading into 2020. What it means (and doesn’t mean) for voter turnout. That’s on this week’s episode of Poll Hub. Plus, don’t forget to check out our series of free, short online courses. It’s called The Marist Poll Academy...

Duration:00:18:00

A Poll Symphony or Cacophony?

11/7/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, our crackerjack team of experts assesses the latest national and state Democratic primary polls. What do they mean in this stage of the race? And, the proportions may have changed, but the Democratic National Committee continues to use public opinion polls as a criteria for making the debate stage. Hear our take. Plus, don’t forget to check out our series of free, short online courses. It’s called The Marist Poll Academy...

Duration:00:21:25

Party Representation

11/1/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, we speak with Courtney Kennedy, Director of Survey Research for Pew Research Center. The topic on the table is why polls do not include the same number of Republicans and Democrats. And, yes, they are representative. Then, we turn to sample size. A recent survey caught our eye for the wrong reasons. We explain on this week’s episode of Poll Hub. And, don’t forget to check out our series of free, short online courses. It’s called The Marist Poll Academy...

Duration:00:23:05

The Transformation of the Republican Party

10/25/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) – Editor-in-Chief of The Dispatch, host of The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg podcast, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute, and former Senior Editor of National Review magazine – assesses the state of conservatism today. Has President Donald Trump permanently changed the Republican Party? How do Republicans perceive personal character?...

Duration:00:28:45

True or False?

10/17/2019
On this week’s episode of Poll Hub, President Donald Trump recently blasted the Fox News Poll after it showed majority support for impeachment. Was the criticism warranted? And, following the president’s criticism, the New York Post released its own analysis of the poll. But, was that analysis scientifically rigorous and accurate? Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy), Staff Reporter and Polling Editor for HuffPost, shares her take. Then, it’s off to the mailbag. We’re answering comments and...

Duration:00:23:24

The Triple Threat for Trump

10/11/2019
The impeachment process has three prongs – the inquiry, impeachment, and the Senate’s vote to convict and remove the president from office. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll has newly released data on President Trump and impeachment and gauges Americans’ attitudes about each facet of the process. We dig deep into that data on this week’s Poll Hub, discuss the nuances, and consider what this all means for President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden, and the 2020 presidential...

Duration:00:28:17