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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.
221 Episodes
2020 PollingTrump Approval (RealClear Politics)More brutal 2020 poll numbers for Trump (Washington Post)2020 General Matchups (RealClear Politics)Democratic Nomination (RealClear Politics)Mike Gravel's TweetIt’s PRIDE Month!Gallup First Polled on Gay Issues in '77. What Has Changed? (Gallup)America’s Growing Support for Transgender Rights (PRRI)Lord Ashcroft PollsCandidates are supposed to pay attention to the voters’ backstory, not the other way roundWomenWhat Women Are Up Against At Work ( with SurveyMonkey)How to Talk About Americans’ Opposition to Abortion Bans (Navigator)Aspiring PollstersSean Trende's son's SurveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Mueller ReportTrump Voters Who Heard Mueller Decline To Clear Trump Still Think His Report Clears Trump (HuffPost/YouGov)Made-up newsMany Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed (Pew Research)Millennial, Gen Z, and Gen X votersGen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms (Pew Research)America’s moral valuesAmericans Say U.S. Moral Values Not Good and Getting Worse (Gallup)The future of abortionA majority of Americans think abortion will still be legal in 30 years, but with some restrictions (Pew Research)Democrats and “women’s issues”A growing number of Democratic voters are prioritizing gender-related issues (Morning Consult via Vox)The census and citizenshipThe Fate of Pluralism in a Divided Nation (PRRI)Trump ApprovalPresident Trump Job Approval (RealClear Politics)Sen. Michael Bennet’s qualification for Democratic debatesSteve Kornacki's tweetPatrick Ruffini's tweetSummer VacationMore Americans are skipping summer vacations this yearLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
TrumpPresident Trump Job Approval (RealClear Politics)Trump Character Ratings Improved, but Still a Weakness (Gallup)  Dem (and GOP?) PrimaryDemocratic Dividing Lines (Echelon Insights) Nearly Half of Democrats Say the Best Age for a President Is ‘In Their 50s’ (Pew Research)Economic satisfaction, Capitalism, and SocialismFraming the Debate on the Economy and Presidential Transparency (Navigator)Black community surveyMore Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census (Black Futures Lab) Brits support Trump visit in the UKBrits support Trump visit (YouGov via Politico EU)Swimming Pools, Tuna StarsAround 3 in 10 adults haven't swam in more than 10 years (John West)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
AAPOR ConferenceExit Poll ShowdownEvery Methodology Is Terrible AlwaysProbability Is Fake NewsTrump and Democrats 2020President Trump Job Approval (RealClear Politics)Latest 2020 General Election Polls (RealClear Politics)Fox News Poll 5/16Biden Is Only Contender With Positive Score (Quinnipiac)Most Democrats Are Fine With Their Candidates Doing Fox News Town Halls (Morning Consult/Politico)Black Voters and Gender Identity PoliticsNew poll shows black voters want 2020 candidates with big policy plans, not just big names (BlackPAC via Vox)Who White Democrats Vote For In 2020 Could Be Shaped By Why They Think Clinton Lost (FiveThirtyEight)Abortion LawsMajority of Americans don't want Roe v. Wade overturned (CBS News)Ariel Edwards-Levy Tweet Here’s Why Alabama’s New Abortion Law Is So Unpopular (HuffPo/YouGov)The Economy...and Socialism?Americans' View of Job Market Hits New High (Gallup)Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism (Gallup)Australian ElectionThe eight charts that help explain why the Coalition won the 2019 Australian election (The Guardian)2019 Australia election in 11 charts (BBC)Game Of Thrones...for the last time?What Game of Thrones Watchers Think Ahead of Final Episode (Firehouse Strategies / Optimus)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Poll of the WeekAre You Secretly a Millennial? (The New York Times)2020 primariesBullock hires senior staffers ahead of likely presidential run (The Hill)What traits are Democrats prioritizing in 2020 candidates? (CBS News / YouGov)Maryland GOP voters widely favor Trump over Larry Hogan for White House (Gonzales Research & Media Services via The Washington Post)Less Than Half in U.S. Would Vote for a Socialist for President (Gallup)Political Intelligence (Morning Consult)TrumpTrump Approval (RealClear Politics)Americans' support for impeaching Trump rises (Reuters/Ipsos)Speaking with JournalistsIt’s more common for white, older, more-educated Americans to have spoken with local journalists (Pew Research)Game of Thrones (SPOILER ALERT)Here’s Who ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Think Is Most Likely to Die in the Final Season (Morning Consult)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#213: Barr Fight

#213: Barr Fight


Poll of the weekNew Navigator Survey Trump and Democrats’ EnthusiasmPresident Trump Job Approval (RealClear Politics)Democrats lose their enthusiasm advantage (NBC News/Wall Street Journal)Voter Approval Rising for Trump’s Handling of the Economy (Wall Street Journal/NBC News)AG Barr and the Mueller ReportLittle support for Barr’s handling of Mueller report (POLITICO/Morning Consult)2020 CampaignsThe State of the Democratic Primary (Morning Consult)Latest National General Election Polls (RealClear Politics)Monmouth on Capitalism vs. SocialismSocialism not seen as compatible with American values, but opinion is not overwhelmingly negative (Monmouth University)Foreign PolicyAmerica Adrift: How the U.S. Foreign Policy Debate Misses What Voters Really Want (GBAO/Center for American Progress)Voters Want an ‘America First’ Foreign Policy (Just Not Trump’s) (GBAO/Center for American Progress)Democrats are playing down foreign policy. (GBAO/Center for American Progress)Pew on DiversityAmericans See Advantages and Challenges in Country’s Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity (Pew Research)Pew on MethodologyWhen Online Survey Respondents Only ‘Select Some That Apply’ (Pew Research)Met Gala DressWhich Musician Had Your Favorite Met Gala 2019 Look? (Billboard)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#212: Viva la Border?

#212: Viva la Border?


Viva la BorderPercentage of Democrats who see border ‘crisis’ jumps 17 points since January amid spike in migrant families (Washington Post / ABC News)A poll found Mexicans think relations with the U.S. are better than before. Ignoring Trump may be the secret. (Chicago Council on Global Affairs / Buendía & Laredo)Trump, Mueller, and ImpeachmentTrump Job Approval (RealClear Politics)NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll on impeachmentCNN/SSRS Poll on impeachment and Trump approval31% believe Trump is exonerated after Mueller report, 56% oppose impeachment (ABC News/Washington Post)Democrats for President 2020Democratic Dividing Lines (Echelon Insights omnibus)Democrats largely uncommitted to 2020 candidates (Washington Post / ABC News)Biden solidifies front-runner status with post-announcement bump (CNN / SSRS)The State of the Democratic Primary (Morning Consult)Biden Surging Among Democrats In Presidential Race (Quinnipiac)New Hampshire Marginals (Suffolk University)Latest 2020 General Election Polls (RealClear Politics)Stress in AmericaAmericans' Stress, Worry and Anger Intensified in 2018 (Gallup)Game of Thrones PredictionsOur “Game Of Thrones” Poll Accurately Predicted The First Death In The Battle Of Winterfell (Quartz)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Trump ApprovalPresident Trump Job Approval (RealClear Politics) Mueller ReportThe conservative talking point of “exoneration” has failed to break through (Navigator Research via Politico)2020 Democrat RaceBernie Takes Lead for Democratic Nomination, Mayor Pete On The Move (Emerson Polling)If Daily Kos decided the presidential race, it would be a four-person race (Daily KOS) New From PewSharp Rise in the Share of Americans Saying Jews Face Discrimination (Pew Research) Little Public Support for Reductions in Federal Spending (Pew Research) Parenting & SocietySchool Safety and Shootings (AP-NORC)Game of ThronesThis Game Of Thrones Poll Says A LOT About The 2020 Election (Anvil Strategies)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Donald Abides Amid the tumult of the Trump era, the constant: His approval rating (Washington Examiner)President Trump Job Approval (RealClear Politics)2020 Polling?Biden tops Democratic field after rough week (Politico / Morning Consult)Women voters could give women candidates a boost in the Democratic primary (Morning Consult)The Fairness of TaxesGrowing Partisan Divide Over Fairness of the Nation’s Tax System (Pew Research)Few Americans think they’re getting a Trump tax cut (NBC / Wall Street Journal)Twitter Dems vs Voting DemsThe Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Actual Democratic Electorate (The Upshot)Happy Happy Dog DogDog owners are much happier than cat owners (General Social Survey reported by The Washington Post))Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
TrumpTrump’s Approval Rating (RealClear Politics) Views of Trump’s personal traits, job approval (Pew Research)Most want to see Mueller report released (Ariel Edwards-Levy)Changing AmericaJason McGrath of GBAO talks about Lightfoot in ChicagoVoters Say Scrap Elite School Test in NY (Quinnipiac)On Equal Pay Day 2019, lack of awareness persists (SurveyMonkey)2020Among all voters, half say they are ‘very uncomfortable’ with Trump for 2020 (NBC News / Wall Street Journal)18-29-year-olds Likely Democratic Primary Voters Prefer Sanders (Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School)The WorldLarge Majorities in Both Parties Say NATO Is Good for the U.S. (Pew Research)NCAA Basketball Final FourMichigan State has America’s support after beating Duke to reach Final Four (and Kristen loves J.J. Redick)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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