DiscoverThe Pollsters#166: Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars
#166: Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars

#166: Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars

Update: 2018-05-24


Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars
Kristen is back from AAPOR, and she’s pretty pumped.  There are some things that just don’t require polls to decide. If things are so good for the Republicans, what’s Trump hiding? Are we the CarTalk of polling?

Poll of the Week: Dumb Internet Controversies
We Asked The American Public To Settle 5 Of The Internet’s Dumbest Debates
Yanny vs Laurel:not as good as the dress
IMHO, older people have no idea.Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Results as confusing as the question.How many spaces after a period?
We’re just getting you worked up.
Hard or soft G? It’s not peanut butter.

Congress needs to walk and chew gum at the same time. Who is Trump looking out for? 
Is this the least dynamic approval in history?
Trump Job Approval
What Americans Think and How to Talk to Them About It
Dem operatives craft Trump-Mueller message for 2018 electionsAmericans give Trump credit for good economy, mixed reviews on N.K.

Generic ballot moves with Trump’s approval rating
There’s a tightening.
2018 Generic Congressional Vote
Reuters poll shows Republicans leading generic ballot for first time

Public polling in GA Governor primary
How does it match with 76-23 results?  Pretty well, as it turns out.
Primary Briefing: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky And Texas
AJC poll: Most Democrats haven’t decided on governor’s race
Vote in Georgia: Will there be a Republican run-off in Georgia governor's race?
RealClear Politics: Georgia Governor - Democratic Primary

It’s always Infrastructure Week
If only it were Shark WeekWashington Not Paying Enough Attention to Infrastructure

Indy 500 Weekend
The data is almost as old as IndyCar fans
IndyCar, NASCAR,
NHRA Fans Trending Older Compared To Supercross/Motocross

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In Channel
#202: Piano Men — The Ben Folds & Billy Joel Episode!
Trump’s numbers have bounced back!Trump: Favorable/Unfavorable (Real Clear Politics)The work of Mueller and “Mister Peepers”!Mueller Poll Shows Very Few Republicans Believe Russia Interfered In 2016 Election (HuffPost/YouGov)Most Americans in new poll support Democratic investigations of Trump administration (Global Strategy Group /GBA Strategies for Restore Public Trust)More voters back Mueller probe, say it has 'uncovered crimes' (Navigator Research)Mister Peepers, the Ballad of Rod Rosenstein (song by Ben Folds)It's time to start looking at the 2020 polls a little more seriously.Announced/Potential Democratic Presidential Candidate Name Recognition Results (Saint Anselm College / New Hampshire Institute of Politics)Which 2020 Democrats Already Have A Fan Base — And Which Don’t (FiveThirtyEight)National Tracking Poll (Morning Consult / Politico)“Well Virginia they didn’t give you quite enough information!”About a third of Americans say blackface in a Halloween costume is acceptable at least sometimes (Pew Research)Virginians are split on governor’s fate amid blackface scandal, poll shows (Washington Post/Schar School)How people are feeling about their finances.Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing (Gallup)Valentine’s Day!Three Months’ Salary for an Engagement Ring? For Most People, It’s More Like Two Weeks (Morning Consult for The Upshot)Men have higher expectations for Valentine’s Day than women (Bankrate)Celebrating Valentine's Day with your dog? Survey says that's not weird ( women have been disappointed in a partner’s Valentine’s Day actions (YouGov)This is what men and women really want for Valentine’s Day (YouGov)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#199: We Need More Fyre Festival Documentaries
It’s Margie’s Birthday! Please donate to World Central Kitchen to help feed furloughed Federal workers!The shutdown continues to take its toll on federal workers and begins to take a more serious toll on the President’s political standing.Pelosi has edge over Trump on budget negotiations (CBS News)Shutdown, Russia drive Trump to all-time high disapproval (POLITICO/Morning Consult)6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdown (Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research)Voters see shutdown as bigger problem than border situation (FOX News)NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist PollHow un/popular is Donald Trump? (FiveThirtyEight)President Trump Job Approval (RealClearPolitics)Cardi B reminds us that the last shutdown was about healthcare. Where do voters stand on ACA and its alternatives like Medicare for all?Public Opinion on Single-Payer, National Health Plans, and Expanding Access to Medicare Coverage (Kaiser Family Foundation)More Americans are saying climate change is personally important to them.Global Warming Concerns Rise Among Americans (Yale University and George Mason University)The “Brexit” is when you tell people you’re leaving but don’t actually go anywhere. The opposite of that? Ghosting. What do people think is acceptable “ghosting” on Tinder?How Do You Calculate The Emotional Cost Of Ghosting Someone? (BuzzFeed News)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#198: With The Greatest Respect...
SHUTDOWN (and the Wall)We are now in the longest shutdown in the history of the US government. Is either side feeling political pain yet? And how widespread is the pain everyday people and government workers are feeling?  And what’s the shutdown over? The Wall of course. Still unpopular, but as people move into their partisan camps, different polls tell different stories about whether the wall is becoming more or less popular overall.Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown (WaPo/ABC News)Half of Americans fault Trump for shutdown (Reuters)Most Americans Hold Trump Responsible For Government Shutdown (HuffPo/YouGov)Most Border Wall Opponents, Supporters Say Shutdown Concessions Are Unacceptable (Pew)Voters support Democratic proposal to reopen parts of the government that do not involve border security (Quinnipiac)Trump Approval (and Pelosi)ThePresident’s job approval trends downward at a slightly faster clip, as Nancy Pelosi proves my “everybody loves a winner” theory of politics correct.Huffpo TrackerReal Clear Politics TrackerTrump, Congress Job Approval Mostly Steady Amid Shutdown (Gallup)Opposing Trump is making Nancy Pelosi more popular (WaPo article on Civiqs and Gallup polls)2020Deep, Lasting Partisan Splits on Immigration, Investigating President Trump (GW Poll)Generation ZDefining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins (Pew)With The Greatest RespectHalf Of Americans 'can’t Tell When A Brit Is Calling Them An Idiot’ (YouGov UK)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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#166: Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars

#166: Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars

Margaret Omero