DiscoverThe Pollsters#167: Not That Kind Of Biscuit
#167: Not That Kind Of Biscuit

#167: Not That Kind Of Biscuit

Update: 2018-05-31


Not That Kind Of Biscuit
We’ve made it past Memorial Day! What the heck is GDPR and why do I keep getting emails about it? Will Kristen trade her personal data for Swedish translations? What about ads for pretty shoes?Who doesn’t love biscuits? Monsters, that’s who. Find us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero @thepollsters.

Poll of the Week: How Adults of Different Ages Feel About Data Privacy?
Kristen isn’t giving up personal data for Swedish translations.
Most U.S. Adults in Poll Unwilling to Share Personal Data for Ads to Keep a Service Free
Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook says they won’t be giving users an option to pay to skip the ads.

Effectively 45% approval! But what does that mean? 
Trump Job Approval
Echelon Insights has some new data on how people feel about Russia and the Trump Campaign, his handling of North Korea and Iran, and his tweeting—but you have to listen to find out what it is!

More new Echelon Insight data you have to listen to get...How do people get their news?How often do people use various social media platforms?Is tech good or bad for society?

Teens and the Internet
Pew Research has new data on Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

Generic Ballot Update
FiveThirtyEight on who’s winning the race for Congress
Josh Barro & Charles Franklin (separately) wrote about how the reuters/ipsos poll is volatile, making it seem like gen ballot was closing.

Were the 2016 polls accurate?
FiveThirtyEight has the answer!And which pollsters should you trust?

American Communities
Pew: what divides and unites urban, suburban, and rural communities?

That’s a Cookie, Dammit!
YouGov gets the skinny on Brits’ favorite “biscuits”

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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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#167: Not That Kind Of Biscuit

#167: Not That Kind Of Biscuit

Margaret Omero