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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.
226 Episodes
Trump, “racially infused” tweets, and Democratic CandidatesTrump Approval (RealClear Politics)Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets (Reuters)2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination (RealClear Politics)Beto O’Rourke and the Value of PollingPolling is not evil voodoo magic (Kristen Soltis Anderson in the Washington Examiner)Polling Faux PasIncomplete polling for the Democratic Primary (St. Anselm College)All The Problems With This Anonymous Poll About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (HuffPo coverage of a poll reported in Axios)More General Election PollingHuge Turnout Is Expected in 2020. So Which Party Would Benefit? (New York Times, “The Upshot”)Trump Faces Tough Challenge From Top Democratic Candidates in Election Matchup (WSJ/NBC News)ImmigrationSlim majority supports deportation raids (POLITICO/Morning Consult)More on Presidential TweetingViews of Trump’s Twitter Attack on Four Congresswomen Highly Partisan (Ipsos)State of the Union and Conspiracies (Economist/YouGov)LadysportsDo you think if you were playing your very best tennis, you could win a point off Serena Williams? (YouGov)We Need To Stop Comparing Serena Williams To Men’s Tennis Players (HuffPo)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Trump and 2020 DemocratsTrump Approval (RealClear Politics Average)General Election Polling Average (RealClear Politics Average)2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination (RealClear Politics Average) POLL AVERAGE Joe Biden Isn’t The Unequivocal 2020 Democratic Front-Runner Anymore (HuffPo)CNN has new standards for reporting on pollsCNN's transparency questionnaire for polling standards (CNN)Personal Finances pollsMore Optimism about Personal Finances (AP/NORC)1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging (AP/NORC)Tariffs and TradeDivided Country Wary of Tariffs, Trade, Tech (RealClear Opinion Research)VeteransTrump Draws Stronger Support From Veterans Than From the Public on Leadership of U.S. Military (Pew Research)Women’s World Cup!Polling: Megan Rapinoe for President? (Public Policy Polling)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Trump ApprovalTrump ApprovalPost-Democratic Debate PollingIpsos Poll Conducted for ReutersHarris and Warren rise and Biden slides after first Democratic debates (SSRS for CNN)Kamala Harris surges in Iowa as Bernie Sanders suffers after debate (Suffolk University/USA TODAY)Data from the Suffolk University/USA TODAY PollHarris Gets Big Debate Bounce While Biden Sinks (Quinnipiac)Harris Surges After First Democratic Debates (Morning Consult)Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris Looked Like Winners At The First Debates (HuffPost/YouGov)Washington Post-ABC News pollCrisis on the borderThree-quarters of Americans say there's a crisis at the border (SSRS for CNN)Perceptions of LGBTQ PopulationAmericans Still Greatly Overestimate U.S. Gay Population (Gallup)Is America Great Again?American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political System (Gallup)Trump’s July 4th plansFew Aware of Trump July 4 Speech Plan (Monmouth)Trends in Fourth of July FoodsWhat’s In And What’s Out For Fourth Of July Celebrations (Open Mind Strategy for Food Network)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Democratic Debate InterestDemocratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020 (AP/NORC)Most Dems interested in first debates, but not excited (Monmouth)America’s Political PerceptionsTrump approval (RealClear Politics)New High in U.S. Say Immigration Most Important Problem (Gallup)American Bridge 4-State rural and small-town voters (Anzalone Liszt Grove Research)Democrat interest in climate change (Morning Consult for Sierra Club)Perception Gaps (More In Common with YouGov)What the heck is wrong with Gen Z?Nearly half of young adults no longer wear deodorant (YouGov for Schmidt's Naturals) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
President Trump, 2020, and impeachmentTrump Approval (RealClear Politics)The infamous Fox News Polls (FOX News)Impeachment Talk (Suffolk University / USA Today)More Impeachment Talk (NBC/Wall Street Journal)Trump fires pollsters (CNN)Would voters consider a woman as president?Nominating Woman or Minority Come Second to Nominating Candidate Who Can Beat Trump (Ipsos / Daily Beast)Democrats and Rural VotersThe One Country Projection (One Country Project)Political Discourse in the U.S.Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse in the U.S. (Pew Research)CBD ProductsFour in 10 Say CBD Oil Products Should Be Over-the-Counter (Gallup)Salad DaysWhat is the best green to build your salad around? (PRRI)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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
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