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The Pollsters

United States

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.

Episodes

#129: We're Going To Need Something Stronger Than Coffee (8/17/17)  

Somebody please come to the rescue. We’ll try anything at this point. In the meantime, tweet us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero @thepollsters. Poll of the week: Alabama pollsters take a bow: Polling average comes pretty close: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-to-watch-for-in-tonights-alabama-senate-primaries/ Trump-losion Status unchanged. That doesn’t mean it’s good: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/trump-job-approval HuffPo on Charlottesville http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americans-trump-white-nationalism-poll_us_59941e9ee4b04b193361c305 http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/tabsHPCharlottesville20170814.pdf CBS has a poll on Charlottesville https://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-divided-over-trumps-response-to-charlottesville-cbs-news-poll/ NPR/Newshour/Marist also has a poll: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/us170814_PBS/NPR_PBS%20NewsHour_Marist%20Poll_National%20Nature%20of%20the%20Sample%20and%20Tables_August%2017,%202017.pdf#page=3 Kristen wrote a thing on Trump’s hardcore base. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/data-show-that-trumps-real-base-is-24-percent-of-the-electorate/article/2631618 Margie wrote a thing on racism in focus groups. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/national-party-news/346653-a-view-from-a-pollster-on-trump-and-race-animus Rasmussen has asked about confederate monuments, http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2017/voters_oppose_removing_confederate_monuments LSU asked it too http://pprllsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Louisiana-Survey-2016-Report-Seven-FINALv2.pdf Everything is fine, says Gallup (not really) http://www.gallup.com/poll/216260/trump-scores-highest-strong-leader-less.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_campaign=tiles You’re Mitching the point Not here to make friends: http://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015d-e70e-d965-a55d-efeee5330001 http://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015d-e70d-d36c-a17f-e7ddb75c0000 http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-mcconnell-republicans-241670 Gallup gets in on the act http://www.gallup.com/poll/215885/mitch-mcconnell-favorables-down-among-republicans.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_campaign=tiles The Mav is back http://www.gallup.com/poll/215897/mccain-favorability-healthcare-vote.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_campaign=tiles 2020 can’t come soon enough… Gallup on Elizabeth Warren http://www.gallup.com/poll/216158/warren-image-remains-split-she-becomes-better-known.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_campaign=tiles Coffee: we’re going to need it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/08/11/the-countries-that-love-grabbing-coffee-to-go-infographic/#5397b4d32674

#128: Life (Or At  Least  The Show) Must  Go On (8/10/17)  

Is it the end of the world as we know it? Well we're going to record literally from a bubble no matter what! Tweet us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero @thepollsters with your audio tips, prepping tips, and polling tips. Poll of the Week Gallup: Parents choose to intervene when a child is bored http://bit.ly/2vOYdFM This Week in Trump HuffPost: Trump Approval Ratings http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz SSRS/CNN: Low approval ratings at Trump’s 200 days mark http://cnn.it/2vJgg0I Pew Research: Both parties believe the future will be worse for their children http://pewrsr.ch/2vwAUAg Kasichmania? ARG: In theoretical GOP primary, likely NH voters would choose Kasich over Trump https://usat.ly/2hGlQKX Nuclear North Korea SSRS/CBS News: Americans feel uneasy about future US/North Korean Relations http://cbsn.ws/2vJhYy6 Women in the Tech World Science: Girls begin believing boys are smarter at young age http://for.tn/2kbLION Harris Poll/Kapor Center: Women site unfairness as a top reason for leaving tech industry http://bit.ly/2pub3SX ISACA: Women in tech industry cite a lack of mentors and gender bias http://bit.ly/2hLugkz The Bieber Belt http://nyti.ms/2vOTx2j NYT: Maps show concentration of music artist fans across the US http://nyti.ms/2ftM9DK Reddit/Wide Open Country: Map of best selling music artists, by state http://bit.ly/2vkhq1g

#127: Take Time To Stop And Smell The Polls  

If the news is getting you down, take a moment to stop & smell the flowers. & then tweet us @ksoltisanderson, @margieomero or @thepollsters. Poll of the Week Delphi Analytica: Kid Rock wins in hypothetical Stabenow/Kid Rock Senate race http://bit.ly/2eLUWAd Virginia Governor Change Research: While Perriello has a clear lead in the VA Democratic Primary, Gillespie’s lead banks on Republicans turning up to vote. http://bit.ly/2tJQuIU Monmouth University: Voters are split on electing Gillespie and Northam for VA Governor http://wapo.st/2uREk05 This Week in Trump HuffPost: Trump Approval Ratings http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz Politico: Tool estimates how voter groups impact Trump’s approval rating http://politi.co/2eMkQUw USA Today/iMediaEthics: Voters split on if Trump should be removed from office https://usat.ly/2tT9NLn Politico: National Tracking Poll July 20-24, 2017 http://politi.co/2vXcsoH Partisanship Pew Research: Women see increased involvement in politics after the 2016 election http://pewrsr.ch/2vFUve9 Healthcare Politico/Morning Consult: Majority favor necessary changes to the ACA to prevent failure, and oppose a straight repeal http://politi.co/2tXgEn4 News Quiz Pew: Quiz tests your “News IQ” http://pewrsr.ch/1fCQXti Pew: “News IQ” Quiz Results Breakdown http://pewrsr.ch/2uVZfiA Wine vs. Beer Gallup: Beer remains the prefered alcoholic drink of the United States http://bit.ly/2tXtBx3 Gallup: The number of Americans who say they have tried pot is at a record high http://bit.ly/2tJvWAp

#126: The Smoking Poll  

No matter how you slice it, it's getting hot in Washington. Check out our latest & tweet us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero or @thepollsters. Poll of the Week: Smoker Discrimination Gallup: A majority of American smokers believe they are discriminated against http://bit.ly/2tHeBmU This Week in Trump HuffPost: Trump approval ratings http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz WaPo/ABC: Since Spring, public opinion of Trump has continued to diminish http://wapo.st/2udeBgk Monmouth: More than half of Americans think the Trump team’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was inappropriate. http://bit.ly/2uAWbJi Morning Consult/Politico: New poll shows that a majority of voters are think Trump, Jr.’s meeting was inappropriate. http://politi.co/2tpzOXm Bloomberg: Voter opinion on Trump’s success regarding domestic and foreign policies http://bit.ly/2uDmNIQ Gallup: Americans disapprove of Donald Trump because of his personality and character http://bit.ly/2vCG7n2 WaPo/ABC: Majority of voters view Trump’s actions as “unpresidential” http://wapo.st/2vFydco Echelon Insights/Medium: Narrow plurality of Trump Country voters support Trump’s “Solar Wall” http://bit.ly/2tH1mTa Trump Country/Midterms PPP: A plurality of those who approve of Trump say they would still approve if he shot someone on 5th Avenue http://bit.ly/2u4Ylhp NBC News/WSJ: Broad support for Trump’s policies in Trump Counties, though voters are less supportive of President Trump’s personal styles http://nbcnews.to/2tGjnkt WaPo/ABC: Voters prefer to have Democrats control Congress after 2018, but Republicans are motivated to show up at the polls http://wapo.st/2u8OsiM CEF/Brilliant Corners: Some Obama voters voted against Clinton in protest and do not regret their choice http://bit.ly/2tKomR5 The End of the AHCA Monmouth: Americans are less supportive of the Senate’s health care reform bill http://bit.ly/2uAWbJi Online Harassment Pew: Americans are divided on how to balance free speech and safety issues online when trying to tackle online harassment http://pewrsr.ch/2u9X4aC Close: How Well Do You Know Emojis? Merriam-Webster: Teenagers know emojis best, while fifty-year-olds are least knowledgeable http://bit.ly/2vCKqPe

#125: We Share The Same Biology, Regardless Of Ideology (7/13/17)  

Margie introduced Kristen to the world of kids' birthday parties & Dream Of The Blue Turtles. Tweet us your cold-war era tunes--we're going to need 'em! @thepollsters, @ksoltisanderson, & @margieomero. Poll of the Week: Fugghedaboutit Politico: New Jersey voters react to Chris Christie’s visit to the beach amid a government shutdown http://politi.co/2tAwiYy This Week in Trump HuffPost: Trump Approval Ratings http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz Gallup: American opinion towards the media’s coverage of Trump http://bit.ly/2uV1HUf Politico: Trump Approval Ratings http://politi.co/2uO3Ukh Gallup: American people provide Congress with little guidance on how to reform Affordable Care Act http://bit.ly/2sUiwNm Politics and College Views Pew: Strong partisan divide in views surrounding the impact of colleges, news media, labor unions, and religious institutions http://pewrsr.ch/2u4OcTS Close: Who Tips Better? CreditCards: Tipping differences among men and women, Northerners and Southerners, cardholders and cash payers http://bit.ly/2sVwcfv

#124: It's Trump Vs. The World (7/6/17)  

This week we'll be on Left Right & Center to help them celebrate their new one-hour show, so make sure to listen. And follow us anytime @margieomero @ksoltisanderson @thepollsters. Poll of the Week Pew: Most Americans want to make it easier for all Americans to vote. http://pewrsr.ch/2shqpAq This Week in Trump HuffPost: Trump Approval Ratings http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist: Americans believe that, under Trump, the country is becoming less civil http://to.pbs.org/2su8BOl PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist: National Poll Topline http://bit.ly/2tBMbPc Pew: Most Americans believe that the country is among the greatest, if not the greatest, nation’s in the world http://pewrsr.ch/2t9hb6A Trump and the Media Axios/SurveyMonkey: Trust of the media and the president is strongly linked to parties http://bit.ly/2tJrctl MC/Politico: Trump’s tweets insulting Mika Brzezinski were deemed “unacceptable” by Americans http://politi.co/2toxUCK MC/Politico: National Tracking Poll June 29-30 http://politi.co/2tG5Cq8 Drudge: Poll by right-leaning site shows that nearly 78% of respondents think that Trump should keep tweeting. http://bit.ly/2tlHQPm MC: Poll shows that while a majority of Americans think that most Americans think Trump is not “PC” enough, most Trump voters think he is about right. http://bit.ly/2uOONX2 MC: National Tracking Poll June 20-21 http://bit.ly/2tlyxPk North Korea Suffolk Univ/USA Today: Americans on Punishing North Korea after Warmbier’s death https://usat.ly/2snrC4w Men, Women, and the “Pence Rule” MC/NYT: Most Americans are wary of being alone with a person of the opposite gender besides their spouse https://nyti.ms/2tzjRg5 Did You Fourth It Up? NRF: How do Americans spend the 4th of July? http://bit.ly/28OaGv6

#123: Hufflepuff-Polls & Chocolate Cows (6/28/17)  

Updates from the UK & around the world. And we find a way to make even Harry Potter depressing. Follow us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero to get our tweets-of-conscience. Poll of the Week NPR/National Dairy Association: Questioning NPR’s use of a milk marketing survey https://n.pr/2sYO6g6 Columbia Journalism Review: Looking into the dubious chocolate milk survey http://bit.ly/2sW8eQe This Week in Trump Gallup/Huffpost: Trump job approval http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz NPR/PBS/Marist: Trump approval rating among Republicans and Democrats http://bit.ly/2smBqeQ AHCA - A State Perspective Morning Consult: Majority of voters are against Senate healthcare bill medicaid cuts http://bit.ly/2tl9Inz Politico/Morning Consult: Less than 40% of voters support HOP healthcare bill http://politi.co/2sgACNj Politico/Morning Consult: National Tracking Poll http://politi.co/2sO62tj Public Opinion Strategies: Nevada statewide voter opinions of American healthcare legislation http://bit.ly/2t0Zkyz Public Policy Polling/West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare: West Virginians support a replacement plan before the Affordable Care Act is repealed http://bit.ly/2t1pDof Morning Consult: Approval ratings of US Senators http://bit.ly/2p2O1Do Marquette University Law School Poll: http://go.mu.edu/2tltX41 Party Leadership Politico: Poll shows that while Democrats in Washington want Pelosi out, voters don’t want her gone http://politi.co/2sQ16ny HuffPo/YouGov: Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan . http://bit.ly/2t27gj9 Confidence in American Institutions Gallup: 3% increase in Americans’ confidence in key US Institutions compared to 2016 http://bit.ly/2s2ghYa US Image Around the World Pew Research Center: Around the world, decline in public image of the US and Trump http://pewrsr.ch/2saTL3i Putin’s (Un)favorability Ratings Gallup: Vladimir Putin’s negative image in the US falls even lower http://bit.ly/2tkMMEj Close YouGov: Poll proves majority of British people are Hufflepuffs, but they would rather be in Gryffindor http://bit.ly/2oB9C8U

#121: You're so very special. We wish we were special. (6/21/17)  

We write back sometimes! So follow us @thepollsters and @ksoltisanderson @margieomero. Don't forget to send Margie you're glastonbury reco's! Poll of the Week Planet Fitness/ Kelton Global: The Dad Bod is the “New Shape of Sexy” http://prn.to/2refN0t Georgia 6th Special Election RealClearPolitics: Georgia 6th District Projections http://bit.ly/2r2B79b This Week in Trump HuffPost: Trump Approval Ratings http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz AP-NORC: Views of Trump’s Work in Office https://shar.es/1BrRgn AP-NORC: Public’s attitudes about Trump and the Russia Investigation https://shar.es/1BrPxJ Presidents after Retirement Gallup: Bush and Obama popularity in retirement http://bit.ly/2sPHnpp Civility -- US Politics CBSNEWS: US Political debate is becoming more uncivil http://cbsn.ws/2tHjk8m Public Relations PR Professionals-USC: How the White House has impacted the public relations profession http://bit.ly/2rVfSWp Rural-Urban Divides Washington Post: Cultural and value-based differences between rural and urban Americans http://wapo.st/rural?tid=ss_tw Washington Post: Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation Topline & Methodology http://wapo.st/2rqUwkq Close AP-NORC: Summer Vacation Plans of Americans https://shar.es/1BrPXY AP-NORC: Many Americans cannot afford summer vacation http://apne.ws/2sncK9r

#120: Playbook's Anna Palmer, 5 Kinds of Trump Voters, & VA/UK Reax (6/15/17)  

We talk to Anna Palmer from Politico's Playbook, give h/t to all kinds of Wonder Women, and even read some breaking polling news about GIFs. Follow Anna at @apalmerdc & us @ksoltisanderson & @margieomero. Poll of the Week Politico/American Univ/Loyola Marymount Univ: What stops women for running for office? http://politi.co/2t6B3XA Democracy Fund Voter Study Group Lee Drutman, New America: What are the political divisions that have caused tension since the election? http://bit.ly/2sfsp97 John Sides, GWU: How have race, religion, immigration shaped the debate over the American Identity in 2016? http://bit.ly/2s5vnON Robert Griffin & Ruy Teixeira, Center for American Progress: Trump appealed to voters primarily on identity politics, amongst economic concerns and views of trade http://bit.ly/2trjRLy Emily Ekins, Cato Institute: There are five types of Trump voters who have very different views on a variety of issues http://bit.ly/2sfCLpD UK and Virginia Polling Wins and Misses BBC: How wrong was the UK General Election polling? http://bbc.in/2rAo12E BBC: UK Vote Share http://bbc.in/2t0mX9b HuffPo: UK General Election Polls http://bit.ly/2rRHHCZ BBC: After the General Election, Brexit negotiations and May’s leadership are up in the air http://bbc.in/2stRlMn HuffPo: VA Democratic Primary Polls http://bit.ly/2trBVVU HuffPo: VA Republican Primary Polls http://bit.ly/2stAOrw The latest in gun polling GunsDown/PSB Research: Americans believe that there should be less guns and that they should be harder to get http://bit.ly/2rvFDkR Seriously with these movies? Empire: Magazine releases its 2017 list “100 Greatest Movies”, topped by The Godfather (1972) http://bit.ly/2rAKe0h

#119: Never Tweet. Always Poll. (6/7/17)  

Hey whaddya know, another slow news week. Just a UK election & another sleepy Comey hearing. Follow us for the latest @ksolitsanderson @margieomero and @thepollsters of course. Poll of the Week Billboard: ‘Despacito’ tops Songs of the Summer Chart http://www.billboard.com/charts/summer-songs This Week in Trump HuffPo: Trump’s approval rating slightly move up to 41.5%. http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz ABC News/WashPo: A majority of Americans do not trust Trump after firing Comey. http://bit.ly/2s4n8ns Monmouth: According to Americans, Trump is his worst spokesman. http://bit.ly/2sTG8S1 Politico/Morning Consult: Voters think Trump’s Twitter hurts is negatively impacting the country http://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015c-8041-d9ca-adfc-85c1c6990000 Paris Agreement WashPo: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose Trump scrapping Paris agreement http://wapo.st/2qUfiNh?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.39c6354bc241 Reuters/Ipsos: While Americans want “aggressive” action on climate change, most aren’t sure if it should be prioritized. http://reut.rs/2rBAExB UK Election Tracking HuffPo: UK General Election Tracker http://bit.ly/2rRHHCZ FiveThirtyEight: How are UK pollsters trying to stop underestimating the Conservative vote. http://53eig.ht/2s5fFnZ Independent: Twitter poll shows that May would definitely lose to Basshunter http://ind.pn/2rrYxYm Close HuffPo/YouGov: Maybe millennials aren’t actually blowing their home deposits on avocado toast… http://bit.ly/2rI1e6u

#118: The  Latest Covfefes on Impeachment, NATO, Paris, the UK & staycations  

Margie's twitter poll shows covfefe twitter is the best twitter. Don't forget to tweet us @ksoltisanderson or @margieomero. Poll of the Week Gallup: Majority of Americans view all branches of military very favorably http://bit.ly/2rElRTX Pew: US Veterans are generally more supportive of Trump than the overall public http://pewrsr.ch/2r4DWr7 This Week in Trump HuffPo: Trump’s approval rating has slightly increased, going from 39.9% to 41.3% http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz Politico: More people want Congress to impeach Trump, even if they don’t believe he has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” http://politi.co/2qzOWQs Does Trump Support Help or Hurt? Pew: Trump’s first budget request makes large cuts to government programs, but few Americans support cuts. http://pewrsr.ch/2r3BfpM Gallup: Americans still see manufacturing as key to job creation bit.ly/2roKq6h PewGlobal: Over the past year, NATO’s image has improved on both sides of Atlantic. http://pewrsr.ch/2qRXU8h HuffPo: Most Americans believe in man-made climate change and want the US to participate in the Paris Agreement http://bit.ly/2smRY6Y Yale Climate Comm: A majority of Americans in every state say that the US should participate in the Paris Agreement. https://goo.gl/XDsKor Yale Climate Comm: Climate opinion maps and public opinion estimates on climate change. https://goo.gl/DJi0rN UK June 8th Election Tracking HuffPo: The Conservatives are losing their lead in the polls over the Labour Party. http://bit.ly/2smXkPz YouGov: Reasoning for YouGov’s use of the MRP technique during the UK 2017 General Election. https://goo.gl/TBcTA5 NYTimes: “Liar, Liar”, a song assailing Theresa May, is now topping the UK iTunes Chart. https://nyti.ms/2rkoJVa YouTube: “Liar, Liar” by Captain SKA (iTunes https://tinyurl.com/y86lhwwb) https://youtu.be/HxN1STgQXW8 Independent: Although Labour has been gaining in polls, the Party still won’t win the election. http://tinyli.uk/wBi Close Looper: According to Fandango, “Wonder Woman” is the most anticipated film of the summer. http://tinyurl.com/y9vg7q42 WalletHub: Orlando ranks first in the “Best Places for a Staycation” list. http://tinyurl.com/znbg8kj

#117: Is polling morally acceptable? (5/24)  

We're back from a teensy weensy break where Margie went to the AAPOR conference. We love your reviews! And often dislike your misplaced pitches. Follow us on @thepollsters, @ksoltisanderson & @margieomero for more polls & yuks. Poll of the Week Roll Call: Ossoff leading Georgia’s 6th, voters unhappy with Trump http://bit.ly/2qkCcbs Washington Post: Republicans are struggling in the Virginia governor’s race http://wapo.st/2rhV1Rq Trump HuffPo: Trump approval decreasing slightly http://bit.ly/2jBmTwz Gallup: People dislike Ivanka less than they dislike her father http://bit.ly/2rhZGmd Politico/Morning Consult: Voters want Russia collusion investigated http://politi.co/2qbcFpZ HuffPo: People don’t approve of sharing intel with Russians http://bit.ly/2rADvYk Values Gallup: Americans don’t think they live in a morally centered country http://bit.ly/2qWZDLY Gallup: Majority believe in evolution http://bit.ly/2qWSnj9 Gallup: Americans are becoming more liberal on moral issues http://bit.ly/2rdnnYZ Washington Post: How question wording impacts views on LGBT+ rights http://wapo.st/2rAbFeY Young Republicans Likely to Switch Parties Pew: Younger support slipping for GOP http://pewrsr.ch/2pUa1R7 My kid could name that LewisandQuark: This neural network has interesting ideas for paint names http://bit.ly/2qxVe15

#116: Ariel Edwards-Levy's favorite pun (AAPOR edition)  

Margie talks to queen of the Huffington Post fempire Ariel Edwards-Levy, and she recounts the vibe from the AAPOR conference, the role of gender in 2016 polling, and her favorite pun. Follow her immediately @aedwardslevy.

#115: Comey At Us (5/10/17)  

Come(y) at us, reviewers! If you want more "what happened in 2016?" then today is your day. And follow us on @thepollsters, @ksoltisanderson & @margieomero for more polls & yuks. Poll of the Week University of Virginia Center for Politics/Public Opinion Strategies: Trump voters, 100 days in http://bit.ly/2pprRhp University of Virginia Center for Politics/Public Opinion Strategies: To supporters, Trump is a lion http://bit.ly/2qsLJlb The Week in Trump Huffpost Pollster: Trump approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz AHCA Part Deux HuffPost/YouGov: The new AHCA is still not popular, but Trump voters have warmed to it http://huff.to/2pAzoHn Comey Chameleon The New York Times - The Upshot: Nate Cohn on the “Comey Effect” http://nyti.ms/2py1hPD FiveThirtyEight: Nate Silver says the media is “in denial” about the Comey letter’s impact http://53eig.ht/2pFFLKg The Atlantic/PRRI: White, working-class fears of cultural change fueled support for Trump http://theatln.tc/2qXvIRm “What Happened??!!” AAPOR: A new report investigates what went wrong (and right) in 2016 election polling http://bit.ly/2pKeSFd POLITICO: Five key conclusions from AAPOR’s 2016 election report http://politi.co/2qsFcXx The Washington Post: The AAPOR report comes to a “split conclusion” about the 2016 election http://wapo.st/2q44Zoa FiveThirtyEight: Just because Macron won doesn’t mean French pollsters got it right http://53eig.ht/2qW1JrS Mother’s Day National Retail Federation: From bling to brunch, Mother’s Day spending will set records this year http://bit.ly/2q7SaG3

#114: Cats + Polls = ? (5/2/17)  

(Recorded 5/2/17) What's more popular than polls? Cats! Plus where should the Democrats go next? Thanks for the lovely reviews, don't forget to find us @ksoltisanderson & @margieomero. You know you love free stuff! Check out www.ziprecruiter.com/freetrial. Poll of the Week Politico: Surveying journalists covering Trump http://politi.co/2pZ6zsi Trump Approval/Favorability Trump Approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Trump Favorability http://huff.to/1XtKEQR Dem Firing Squad McClatchy: Democrats say they now know why they lost http://bit.ly/2p6iP52 WaPo: GSG/Priorities USA present their findings http://wapo.st/2oYE2mx WaPo: This pollster says Democrats are overconfident about 2018 http://wapo.st/2p9ry7j Explaining the Wealth Gap through Partisan Lense Pew: Why people are rich and poor http://pewrsr.ch/2pFZbPf AHCA Politico: Voters resist pre-existing conditions opt-out http://politi.co/2p8jTpZ Criminal Justice Reform Charles Koch Institute: Surprising support for criminal justice reform among Trump voters http://bit.ly/2oF6FoE AAPOR Report AAPOR: An evaluation of the 2016 election polls http://www.aapor.org/ Funny NYT: Empirical evidence shows cats love people http://nyti.ms/2qt3NLy

#113: We Regret Nothing (04/26/17)  

Take a bow, pollsters! We read crazy PR pitches & lovely reviews. Don't forget to tweet us @ksoltisanderson @margieomero. Poll of the Week The Telegraph: French presidential election tracker http://bit.ly/2nE955W The New York Times: How the election split france http://nyti.ms/2oCOOe0 Vox: The French election, explained in 9 maps and charts http://bit.ly/2qaLwia Trump Washington Post: Post-ABC poll: Trump popularity through nearly 100 days as president http://wapo.st/2pS1IbT Washington Post: Americans size up Trumps first 100 days in Post-ABC poll http://wapo.st/2plS8gv NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey http://on.wsj.com/2otDZPp Huffington Post/YouGov Poll http://huff.to/2oMf19V Harvard IOP: As first 100 days nears, president Trump approval rating at 32% with young americans http://bit.ly/2p4oVGB Big Government Pew Research Center: With budget debate looming, growing share of public prefers bigger government http://pewrsr.ch/2oEqWqg NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll: A record number of americans say government ‘should do more’ http://nbcnews.to/2pSHUSR Politico/Morning Consult: Border wall funding isn't worth shutdown http://politi.co/2pzqUnA Quinnipiac Poll http://bit.ly/2oTr0Dn Men and Partisanship Council on Contemporary Families: Some men feel the need to compensate for relative loss of income to women http://bit.ly/2q66GPm Funny The Washington Times: Is President Trump right to skip White House correspondents' dinner? http://bit.ly/2oJL5dA Salon: Should reporters boycott Trump’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner? http://bit.ly/2kugfbJ

#112: Our tribute to Bill O'Reilly, Nate Silver & Weed (4/20)  

What's wackier than twitter trolls about our Easter candy preferences? This 5-year-old clip of Kristen & Margie introducing Bill O'Reilly to Nate Silver. Like free stuff? Check out our ZIPRECRUITER free trial at http://www.ziprecruiter.com/freetrial We're also always at @margieomero & @ksoltisanderson. https://youtu.be/HZ1hqwGzPwA?t=3m4s Civilized: New cannabis culture poll debunks stereotypes, shows overwhelming support for legalization http://bit.ly/2o7ON5n ABC 9 News: Americans think marijuana is safer than opioids http://on9news.tv/2pVWtV0 Yahoo News/Marist Poll: Weed and the American Family http://bit.ly/2oZgZ9R WBUR Poll: Massachusetts 2016 general election http://bit.ly/2oOCvhf Georgia Huffington Post: Here’s what the polls say about tuesday’s special election in georgia http://huff.to/2pvkxRV Trump World Huffington Post Pollster: Trump job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Gallup: Majority in us no longer thinks trump keeps his promises http://bit.ly/2ptxf0J Axios: Trump's growing trust problem http://bit.ly/2oOtVPg Pew Research Center: Public dissatisfaction with washington weighs on the GOP http://pewrsr.ch/2oE48HT Gallup: Americans name dissatisfaction with government as top problem http://bit.ly/2pGY4ib Taxes NPR: We asked people what they know about taxes. see if you know the answers http://n.pr/2oOxCFd Gallup: Majority say wealthy americans, corporations taxed too little http://bit.ly/2oOpswa Pew Research Center:Top frustrations with tax system: sense that corporations, wealthy don’t pay fair share http://pewrsr.ch/2osgYsP French Election The Telegraph: French presidential election: Poll tracker and odds http://bit.ly/2nE955W Independent: French election too close to call as support for far-left Mélenchon surges http://ind.pn/2pmLkzD Financial Times: France election polls http://bit.ly/2ntZ6Qu Driverless Cars Washington Post: Are you ready to try a driverless car? 70 percent of Americans say yes http://wapo.st/2pjpSMh Fortune: Majority of Americans fear riding in self-driving cars, poll finds http://for.tn/2oU1QVe

#111: The Trump Effect, Syria, & Candy (4/12/17)  

Try not to get into any PR disasters on the way to the parking lot. & don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of the week Morning Consult: People react to Pepsi’s ad in real time http://bit.ly/2ptZOKD Morning Consult: America’s most and least popular governors http://bit.ly/2ov84N5 Morning Consult: America’s most and least popular senators http://bit.ly/2p2O1Do Trump Huffington Post Pollster: Trump job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Reuters: The Trump effect http://tmsnrt.rs/2otcN1s Gallup: Media faulted by both sides for coverage of Trump http://bit.ly/2o6OjbA Gallup: Six in 10 in US see partisan bias in news media http://bit.ly/2otaprG Syria Washington Post: Narrow support for Trump’s strike in Syria http://wapo.st/2pu69pf Gallup: US support for Syria strikes rates low in historical context http://bit.ly/2nyOzEa CBS News: What Americans think about U.S. strike on Syria http://cbsn.ws/2pl9uqv Huffington Post: Here's what the latest polls say about the airstrikes In Syria http://huff.to/2op2jOQ POLITICO/Morning Consult: Voters back Syria airstrikes http://politi.co/2o6dF8M Candy wars Cosmopolitan: Reese's mini peanut butter chocolate eggs are the most popular Easter candy this year http://bit.ly/2mZ0nzp National Retail Federation: A later Easter is expected to bring record spending http://bit.ly/2p8CzGm

#110: Toxic City, The Resistance, & Shy Trumpers  

Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of the Week Huffington Post: A poll finds most Americans don’t trust public opinion polls http://huff.to/2nEEeDt Pew Research Center: Are telephone polls understating support for Trump? http://pewrsr.ch/2o4NNxb The World of Trump Huffington Post Pollster: Trump job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz McClatchy Marist Poll: March 2017 http://bit.ly/2obk0DE Pew Research Center: Most say tensions between Trump administration and news media hinder access to political news http://pewrsr.ch/2n7a9iO Politico: Voters recoil from government shutdown http://politi.co/2nX4eKj Morning Consult/Politico Poll: Crosstabulation result; March 30 - April 01, 2017 http://politi.co/2oIqAzj The Resistance The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: The fall of the AHCA and next steps for the ACA http://kaiserf.am/2o2L33j Huffington Post: Progressive activism has surged since Donald Trump took office http://huff.to/2nLs7Un Huffington Post: Poll finds surge of political activism on the left http://huff.to/2obgk4M Lake Research Partners Poll http://huff.to/2p2wcUn Huffington Post/YouGov Poll: Poll finds little opposition to confirming Neil Gorsuch http://huff.to/2oK3rMJ Funny Time: See who is winning the 2017 TIME 100 poll http://ti.me/2nZ2ZdB

#109: Polls, paid leave, sex & dogs (3/29/17)  

Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of the Week Axios: Ad trust rises as news trust sinks http://bit.ly/2nptU2a YouGov Poll: America's trust in advertising grows http://bit.ly/2nhfS0N Trump-World Huffington Post Pollster:Trump job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Gallup: Trump's Approval Rating drops to new low of 36% http://bit.ly/2mQf6fW Gallup: Presidential approval ratings http://bit.ly/2jZDqX6 Scribd.: CBS NEWS POLL-Republicans blame unpopular bill, not Trump for healthcare defeat http://bit.ly/2njORdQ YouGov Poll: Republican healthcare bill 2017 http://huff.to/2o8yzZ8 Huffington Post: Barely Anyone Is Mourning The Demise Of The GOP’s Health Care Bill http://huff.to/2nAWdMC Quinnipiac American voters want to save big bird, most oppose spending cuts in Trump budget http://bit.ly/2ne2Vbr The New York Times: A 2016 review: Turnout wasn’t the driver of Clinton’s defeat http://nyti.ms/2oe0gwG Politico: Democrats burned by polling blind spot http://politi.co/2os3ZWK Lady-Stuff Pew Research Center: Americans widely support paid family and medical leave, but differ over specific policies http://pewrsr.ch/2mwtMRi Vox: Poll: 80% say women should be able to have sex for pleasure, not pregnancy http://bit.ly/2n7aizB French polling update The Guardian: François Fillon's wife charged over embezzlement of public funds http://bit.ly/2njRfkO The Guardian: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France's hard-left rebel, targets the disenchanted http://bit.ly/2otxQ0R The Funnies Journalist David H. Montgomery: Pup inflation, good dogs getting better http://bit.ly/2ohPBkz CBS News Poll: March 2016 http://bit.ly/2nhgS54 Fox News Poll: February, 2013 http://bit.ly/2nATW46 Merit Report: April, 1983 http://bit.ly/2ohVC0Q

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