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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.

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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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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Episodes

#141: Pollsters Don't Need Him Around Anyhow

11/16/2017
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Alabama polling, tax polling, and the one things more complicated than taxes: Families. Find us @margieomero @ksoltisanderson @thepollsters. Do we need Moore polling? RCP averagePolitico/MC Trumpdate HP average Taxes Gallup most important issueIPSOS tax polling American Family Survey American Family Survey Thanksgiving NRF on Thanksgiving

Duration: 00:49:39


#141: Pollsters Don't Need Him Around Anyhow

11/16/2017
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Alabama polling, tax polling, and the one things more complicated than taxes: Families. Find us @margieomero @ksoltisanderson @thepollsters. Do we need Moore polling? RCP averagePolitico/MC Trumpdate HP average Taxes Gallup most important issueIPSOS tax polling American Family Survey American Family Survey Thanksgiving NRF on Thanksgiving

Duration: 00:50:20


#140: LA Stories: Keep Your Junk To Yourself

11/11/2017
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We were in LA! And also still a little on California time. Check out the live show we did with Josh Barro & the gang at KCRW's Left Right & Center. So much fun. As always you can reach us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero @thepollsters. Virginia’s Blue Tide The Margie margin The Exits 2017 Exits2016 Exits2013 Exits Trump on the ballot HP Job Approval trackerTrump regretters MC/Politico Timely Transgender Polling Pew on transgender Sexual harassment CNN on sexual harassment I’d go...

Duration: 00:45:35


#139: Margie Has A New Gig (11/1/17)

11/2/2017
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Margie has a new gig, got into a friendly disagreement with Mark Penn & dressed as the Gender Avenger. No wonder she’s tired. For more alert analysis follow @ksoltisanderson @margieomero @thepollsters. Margie's new gig! http://www.gbastrategies.com/margie-omero-joins-gba/ The Trolley Problem https://twitter.com/aedwardslevy?lang=en Cato Fun https://www.cato.org/survey-reports/state-free-speech-tolerance-america Trumplandia http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/trump-job-approval...

Duration: 00:55:42


#138: Mr. Big Stuff, You're Not Our Type (10/26/17)

10/26/2017
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Check out Kristen's yolo rant. Check out Margie in Boston on Monday. And we'll have news soon, promise! Follow us @margieomero @ksoltisanderson @thepollsters. Hollywood https://morningconsult.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/171006_crosstabs_Brands_v1_AP.pdf “Reckless” in Morning Consult/Politico http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/25/trump-poll-reckless-honest-244126 Military Times...

Duration: 01:00:02


#137: Darth Vader, #MeToo & Fabricated News (10/18/17)

10/19/2017
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Kristen goes on a #yolo rant. And LA peeps ,we're headed your way on 11/9 @ The Ace Hotel as part of KCRW’s Left Right & Center live show. Come check us out! As always we're @thepollsters, @ksoltisanderson @margieomero. Poll of the Week NPR All Songs Considered. http://n.pr/2hQKDZL The Week In Trump Trump Approval http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/trump-job-approval CNN on Hurricane recovery http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2017/images/10/16/rel10a.-.trump.hurricane.response[4].pdf...

Duration: 01:04:12


#136: Traditional Values, Trump, Weinstein & Free Speech

10/12/2017
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There's a lot to get upset about this week. Good thing we still have free speech! Tweet us @margieomero @ksoltisanderson @thepollsters. Columbus Day Rasmussen http://bit.ly/2ybNkPF Knights of Columbus/Marist http://bit.ly/2yGTxDQ Trump’s base play Morning Consult shows drop in every state http://bit.ly/2fZxzRm Rural voter support dropping http://reut.rs/2xtCtw7 Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Pew http://pewrsr.ch/2g8E0VK AELevy http://bit.ly/2wQZA4s CBS http://cbsn.ws/2wRD0IR Remember...

Duration: 00:48:39


#93: The Pollsters @ Harvard with Joel Benenson & Tony Fabrizio

12/1/2016
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Kristen & Margie are back! We went up to Harvard's IOP Campaign Manager Summit. While you may have heard about some testy conversations, our pollster summit with Clinton pollster Joel Benenson & Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio was friendly and informative. What kinds of questions did they ask? Were they surprised? How have their years in the trenches prepared them for this race? Listen to our live show & hear about our new big announcement!

Duration: 00:22:11


#92: Give thanks for KSA on the mic!

11/22/2016
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Margie's still detoxing, but Kristen's got thoughts. Take a listen. And we'll have a live show from Harvard next week!

Duration: 00:17:25


#91: Maybe polling does take a holiday? (Vacation announcement)

11/17/2016
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Maybe polling does take a holiday? Margie's detoxing too hard to get a good consistent connection, so stay tuned for Plan B.

Duration: 00:00:34


#90: Uh, surprise?!

11/9/2016
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We don't have any shownotes. Or a script! We just have some theories about what happened in the race, what happened in the polls, and then some jokes. Because, beer.

Duration: 00:59:14


#89: Buckle up!

11/3/2016
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We’ve been a lot of places--if we spent any more time together this week we would’ve had to give each other candy. Poll of the Week Can Ivanka’s brand withstand Hurricane Trump? Fortune: Women won’t buy Ivanka Trump shoes What is happening out there?! The race is tightening. Or is it? Real Clear Politics: YouGov’s Doug Rivers and Benjamin Lauderdale on Phantom Swings NBC/Survey Monkey: Post-Comey letter polling Morning Consult: Post-Comey letter polling Morning Consult: Polls...

Duration: 00:45:41


#88i: Mark Blumenthal from Survey Monkey is our Justin Timberlake

10/31/2016
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This week we talk to The Pollsters' version of SNL's Justin Timberlake or Tom Hanks: Survey Monkey's Mark Blumenthal! He updates us on all thinks Monkey. The Survey Monkey mapThe Survey Monkey Blog Mark's piece on likely voter modeling More on Survey Monkey's methodologyFollow Mark on Twitter

Duration: 00:27:29


#88: Our Senate-sational Special

10/24/2016
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It’s your lucky day! We’re doing a special Monday episode since we may not be able to find time later in the week. So check out our Senate-sational special! Aldo, don't orget to follow @margieomero & the #walmartmoms hashtag for groups Tuesday night. Poll of the week Is Trump just making excuses, or might the election be rigged? A new ABC poll finds yet another big party divide. ABC News poll on Clinton’s double-digit lead The senate! The Upshot compares all the the handicappers and...

Duration: 00:50:30


#87: Nasty Woman vs One Bad Hombre

10/20/2016
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The “Nasty Woman” vs. the “Bad Hombre.” Kristen & Marge are on west coast time. Now who’s the puppet!? Poll of the week It turns out you are entitled to your own facts. On that we agree, it seems. Pew Research Center on candidates and facts The debates! They’re over! We made it through the final debate. So, uh, anything change? Pew Research center on fact checking CNN/ORC post-debate poll Are you being rigged? Yikes! Will people trust the polling results? Morning Consult on...

Duration: 00:42:53


#86: Stress polling & stress eating

10/12/2016
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Well it's pretty crazy out there. Hold onto your crosstabs everyone. And don't forget you can see Margie in LA on 10/20 at the Ace Hotel with the fine folks at KCRW's Left Right & Center. Check it out here. Poll of the Week There's a reason we're going to focus on the tapes & the debate--it's one of the biggest news stories this year. Politico/Morning Consult National Poll October Surprises The post-debate polling is bleak for Trump, but not quite as volatile as the news....

Duration: 00:51:14


#85: The Taxman Cometh

10/5/2016
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Hey we’re on Spotify now! Go check us out. Like ABC/This Week on Facebook so you can see our (mostly) weekly Facebook Live videos. And have you checked out our new website yet? Poll of the Week: Do you need an information diet Clay Johnson, call your office. NORC on news consumption The Taxman is coming, just not for Donald Trump People care about Trump’s tax returns. But will it change their vote? SurveyMonkey on tax returns Quinnipiac on tax returns YouGov/Economist on top news...

Duration: 00:46:33


#84: Snap Polls. Snap Judgments?

9/29/2016
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Hey guys! We’ll be on Spotify very soon. Check out our new website www.thepollsters.com & send us very nice emails about how we can make the resource page better! Poll of the week! Or maybe, “relevant pitch” of the week? How might you find independents on radio? Nielsen sent us some answers. Nielsen data on CNBC Snap judgment So we had a debate. Who are you going to trust to find out who won: the polls? Or the other polls? Real Clear Politics on Luntz focus group WP informal focus...

Duration: 00:21:27


#83: We can't WEIGHT for you to hear this episode!

9/21/2016
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Hello new listener! Come for the 2016 polling, stay for the Brangelexit data. Check out our new website and follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We’re constantly pushing out the latest polls, and your reaction helps us figure out what to talk about. Poll of the week: Millennials & their furbabies. Forget about crazy cat ladies, there are now fun catboys. And did you know Kristen wrote the book on Millennials? Washington Post on Millennials & pets The Selfie Vote 2016 The polls have...

Duration: 00:22:40


#82: Today's forecast: hot with a 100% chance of polls

9/14/2016
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Mad-Man style, or Rhoda Morgenstern, either way we love this Medium post & review from Michelle Thomas of Javelina. We forgot all about the cat videos! Poll of the week: News alerts! Are you living in a media bubble? You might be if you think *everyone* is living in a bubble. And how many people get news alerts on their phone? Pew on news alerts NYT/Upshot on "echo chamber" Gallup on lack of trust in the media Breaking: Morbid, er, Morning Consult poll This new Morning Consult poll...

Duration: 00:19:07

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