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CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier takes a deep dive into the world of politics, elections and public opinion in conversations with journalists, decision makers and the pollsters tapping into what the country is thinking.
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Thank you and goodbye

Thank you and goodbye

2019-11-2202:27

It's been four years since the Pollcast launched to provide information and analysis during a long election campaign. Now that this most recent campaign is over, it's time to hang up the microphone. Here's a farewell message — and a thank you — from host Éric Grenier.
On this episode of the Pollcast, host Eric Grenier sits down for an interview with Dan Arnold, the Liberal Party's director of research over the last two election campaigns, to talk about what worked and what didn't during this election.
The CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Aaron Wherry join host Éric Grenier to go through the results of the federal election and where each of the parties go from here.
In this final Sunday update of the Pollcast, host Eric Grenier and Elise von Scheel talk about what benchmarks the parties need to hit on election night to be successful and some of the more notable trends you should be looking for as the results come in.
As the final days before the vote tick away, host Eric Grenier is joined by Chris Hall, host of CBC Radio's The House, for an analysis of key ridings across the country and which races you should keep an eye on during election night.
Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry join host Éric Grenier to discuss the latest on the campaign trail and Elise von Scheel reports from Quebec.
It's debate week in the federal election - what effect did the TVA debate have on the polls and what should you be looking for in the two official commission debates coming up this week? Host Eric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at the numbers.
To talk about the winners and losers of the TVA French language debate, Eric Grenier is joined by CBC colleagues Chris Hall and John Paul Tasker. Plus, Eric and Elise von Scheel answer your questions about the federal implications of a strong Bloc Québécois.
On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel talk about what has changed over the course of the election campaign — and chat about what the numbers show about the fallout from Justin Trudeau's Blackface incidents.
Katie Simpson and David Cochrane join Pollcast host Éric Grenier to give their accounts of when the biggest story of the campaign broke. And former B.C Premier Christy Clark discusses politics on the west coast.
On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at how the polls have shifted — and chat about the leaders' approval ratings and why no one wants to touch Bill 21 in Quebec.
Reporters Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry join host Éric Grenier to discuss how Justin Trudeau's brownface and blackface revelations have changed the campaign. And former N.B. premier Brian Gallant talks about the electoral battlegrounds in Atlantic Canada.
On this Sunday edition of the Pollcast, host Éric Grenier and Elise von Scheel take a look at the early polls in this campaign — and chat about the undecided and the fence-sitter voters.
And they're off!

And they're off!

2019-09-1329:36

Our reporter panel of Aaron Wherry and Salimah Shivji join host Éric Grenier to break down who had a good campaign launch and who didn't. Plus, we answer another of your election questions about the NDP's survival chances.
On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's John Paul Tasker and Catharine Tunney chat with host Éric Grenier about about a setback for the Liberals on Trans Mountain and confusion over which candidates are backing which party in New Brunswick. Plus, Elise von Scheel joins Éric to take stock of where the polls are and answer an audience question.
The parties have unfurled their election slogans. To dive into them, the CBC's Aaron Wherry and Katie Simpson join host Éric Grenier to chat about the latest in the pre-campaign. Plus, we examine the polls and answer one of your questions.
What do you want to know about the upcoming federal election? CBC reporters John Paul Tasker and Elise von Scheel join host Éric Grenier to answer some of your questions about Parliament, polls and the parties.
Is Manitoba going to have voter fatigue this fall? Pollster Curtis Brown sets up the newly-called (and early) Manitoba provincial election and talks about what impact it could have on the federal vote.
On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's Rosie Barton and Aaron Wherry give a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to cover a campaign up close and personal.
Polling 101

Polling 101

2019-08-0124:48

To discuss how polling methodology is shifting — and the role pollsters play in Canadian elections — David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, joins host and CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier on this week's episode of The Pollcast.
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