The Pollsters

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

#108: Can we vote for pizza AND soup?  

In tough political times like these, we want to vote for both pizza and soup. Meanwhile, how deep is your love, America? We really need to know. Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) And for your zip recruiter free trial visit this link: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/freetrial Poll of the Week Public Policy Polling: Only 24% of voters support GOP health care plan http://bit.ly/2mIUFOH Trump approval Huffington Post Pollster: Trump job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Gallup: Trump job approval http://bit.ly/2j6waY8 Millennials on Trump CBS News: Majority of young adults don’t see Trump as legit president http://cbsn.ws/2nJB9Sk Associated Press: Most see Trump as illegitimate president http://apne.ws/2meV7ar GenForward Survey: Trump and the first 50 days http://bit.ly/2n87RN0 Pew Research Center: A wider partisan and ideological gap between younger, older generations http://pewrsr.ch/2nK5rY6 Climate Change? The New York Times: How Americans think about climate change in six maps http://nyti.ms/2mUb6ae Pew Research Center: How much does science knowledge influence people’s views on climate change and energy issues http://pewrsr.ch/2nJH78M Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: Yale climate opinion maps http://bit.ly/2m3ygNE Gallup: Nearly two in three in US say winter was warmer this year http://bit.ly/2mtUtpE Gallup: Americans tilt toward protecting environment, alternative fuels http://bit.ly/2o0Ou89 CSPAN SCOTUS Poll Washington Post: Can you name a Supreme Court Justice? You’re in the minority http://wapo.st/2nCUh7g C-SPAN: C-SPAN/PBS Supreme Court survey 2017 http://cs.pn/2mtf6SQ 2nd Grade Poll BuzzFeed News: Mrs. Porter’s second-grade Class survey http://bzfd.it/2mVklXm

#107: Politics is giving some people the munchies.  

Pollsters take a bow. Well, Dutch pollsters that is. And is polling giving you the munchies? We got you. Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of the week Edison Research: Podcasting continues to boom as four in ten americans tune in http://bit.ly/2mONS8E Trump Huffington Post: Update on Trump Job Approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Axios: Democrats are hunting for the "Trump Regretters" http://bit.ly/2nrAb06 Gallup: Majority in US optimistic Trump will make country prosperous http://bit.ly/2ndXXw7 Washington Post: Reagan Democrats give Trump a long leash – but deeply distrust GOP http://wapo.st/2nw15k4 Democracy Corps: Macomb County in the Age of Trump http://bit.ly/2mwJ5nV Obamacare Politico: Voters wary of GOP health care bill http://politi.co/2mT85Jq Kaiser Family Foundation: Early perceptions of House Bill show public thinks it would cover fewer people and raise health costs http://kaiserf.am/2ndYdLn Climate Change Gallup: Global warming concern at three-decade high in US http://bit.ly/2n38U2Z LGBT Rights PRRI: Partisan Divide in Perceptions of Discrimination http://bit.ly/2lL6uqi O’Malley 2020 Politico: O'Malley tests 2020 waters with Iowa poll http://politi.co/2nrP16R Time to celebrate! Washington Post: DC gets top 10 spot on list of nation’s happiest places to live http://wapo.st/2nrR9eM National Retail Federation: Americans plan to spend record-high amount for St. Patrick’s Day http://bit.ly/2mKdItX

#106: Our IWD gift exchange. And the future of democracy.  

Kristen didn't get Margie anything for #IWD. Awkward. Well, we do have lots of polls about the future of democracy to cheer us up. Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of the week Gallup: D.C. tops list of Gallup good jobs http://bit.ly/2neKNLC USA Today: U.S. slips to seventh best country in the world after Trump election http://usat.ly/2mvHm63 POTUS Job Approval/Speech Reaction Huffington Post: Trump job approval rating http://bit.ly/2m2P1px Huffington Post: Few see Trump’s address to Congress as pivot http://huff.to/2mOEdzi Gallup: One-third of speech watchers more confident in Trump http://bit.ly/2lE749c Questions about AG Sessions, Trump Ties to Russia Politico: Majority of voters favors special prosecutor http://politi.co/2mXW32H Huffington Post: Public concern over Russia hits highest level since the cold war http://huff.to/2lUqnqU Protecting Our Elections Pew Research Center: Checks and balances, right to protest essential for democracy http://pewrsr.ch/2lEszCH The Washington Post: The astounding political divide over what it means to be ‘American’ http://wapo.st/2mjoy7V AP/NORC: The American Identity: Points of pride, conflicting views, and a distinct culture http://bit.ly/2n6A4nj Obamacare/AHCA CNN: Public splits on revoking individual mandate http://cnn.it/2lZ4TbL Monmouth University: Cost drives opinion on health care http://bit.ly/2mGbM6b International Women’s Day More About Advertising: Women do not like advertising http://bit.ly/2mBLDVy Ipsos MORI: Three in four women around the world believe there are unequal rights in their country http://bit.ly/2n6tA7I

#105: Our origin story, & Trump vs. the polls  

It's our two year anniversary of hatching The Pollsters plot! And we have a special dedication, Casey Kasem style. Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) And for your zip recruiter free trial visit this link: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/freetrial Poll of the week NYT: Where Oscar Best Picture Nominees are liked (on Facebook) most http://nyti.ms/2mMfHun Trump’s Approval CNN: Speech-watchers generally liked Trump’s speech http://cnn.it/2lzTks8 NBC/WSJ: Trump’s low approval ratings are historic http://cnb.cx/2madqwa Huffington Post: Update on HuffPo’s approval tracker http://huff.to/2jBmTwz McClatchy-Marist: Most Americans trust their favorite news source over Trump http://bit.ly/2lvGXxb Huffington Post: Americans concerned more about personal rather than public issues http://huff.to/2mfseds Face the Nation Focus Groups CBS: Gauging Americans initial reaction to Trump presidency http://cbsn.ws/2lAxQuW Walmart’s “American Family” Report POS, PSB, Quid, WalMart: Understanding five areas of families’ changing behaviors http://bit.ly/2li0Ma9 Trade Gallup: Partisan divide widening on NAFTA http://bit.ly/2lV8zyv NBC/WSJ: Republicans may see a rift on free trade http://nbcnews.to/2lXPSby Understanding Teenagers Before They Vote in 2018/20 AP/NORC: American teenagers find strength in diversity http://bit.ly/2lY64tD Mardi Gras is Over OpenBible: People are tweeting about giving up Twitter for Lent http://bit.ly/2lAlvHg

#104: Desperate for some good news? We found some!  

Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of week Pew: Americans warm to religious groups http://pewrsr.ch/2mbvFCb The Week in Trump Huffington Post: Why is Trump’s approval average all over the place? http://huff.to/2mbrUwE Gallup: One month in, Trump job approval 21 points below average http://bit.ly/2lWHQ2r Pew: Trump has little crossover support http://pewrsr.ch/2mga5ZU PSB: Trump regretters see him “going too far” http://bit.ly/2kxfui6 Huffington Post: Partisan reaction to Trump’s wild press conference http://huff.to/2lznexg Bogus GOP Online “Poll” GOP: Trump’s media accountability “poll” http://bit.ly/2kYkcEf The Plum Line: GOP voters trust Trump over the press for news http://wapo.st/2moVLOj Boston Globe: Trump campaign sends a biased media bias survey http://bit.ly/2kPrfwB Washington Post: Suggested answers to Trump’s “poll” http://wapo.st/2mgnYHL We’re Already Talking About 2020 Polling Politico: Never too soon to talk about the horserace http://politi.co/2lcT1Dv Americans are Stressed Right Now Washington Post: APA Poll finds Americans stressed about country’s future http://wapo.st/2kQIDF5 People Really Don’t Like Their Cable Company Echelon Insights: Consumers frustrated with pay-TV providers http://bit.ly/2lOKPge Oscar Polling Morning Consult: More than half of Americans haven’t seen a Best Picture nominee http://bit.ly/2moWwXs Variety: People Think La La Land will win Best Picture http://bit.ly/2lJSv2D

#103: Kyley McGeeney's pollster secrets revealed!  

Kyley is PSB's methodologist & a Michelin restaurant enthusiast. And she's not neutral about "neutral" answer categories, online survey formatting, or complicated scales. This stuff matters! And Kyley makes it fun. https://twitter.com/kyleymcg https://missionmichelin.com/

#102: We send Morning Consult a valentine  

This is a safe space for a small amount of non-Trump news. Don't forget to follow us @thepollsters @margieomero @ksoltisanderson. We write back! (sometimes.) Poll of week Business Wire: Lightheartedness named the key to Super Bowl LI advertising success http://bit.ly/2kT4I51 Trump approval tracking Huffington Pollster: Trump job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz THE HILL: Trump administration seen as more truthful than the media http://bit.ly/2loVFWe Harvard IOP: Young Republicans hopeful and young Democrats fearful after inauguration http://bit.ly/2jIkjjk Issues New York Times: One-third don’t know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act are the same http://nyti.ms/2lsru0k Washington Post: More Democrats are familiar with Stephen Bannon than Charles Schumer http://wapo.st/2kSJkwK POLITICO: National tracking polls Feb. 02-04 http://politi.co/2k0eNso Gallup: Support for Gorsuch lower than other recent court picks http://bit.ly/2jPVF5e Morning Consult: Democratic base mostly fine with blocking all things Trump http://bit.ly/2k8xXfT THE HILL: ‘Any negative polls are fake news’ - Trump http://bit.ly/2kJXMqG Morning Consult: Trump’s approval rating slides despite support for travel ban http://bit.ly/2lp063x POLITICO: Polls fuel both sides in travel ban fight http://politi.co/2kUA3nL French election polling Reuters: Poll shows Le Pen losing French presidential runoff http://reut.rs/2kMhOyP Reuters: France's Macron seen beating Le Pen http://reut.rs/2kC4Pj3 INDEPENDENT: Most Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim-majority countries http://ind.pn/2lfP8RM Close PRNewswire: Women in relationships couldn't care less about Valentine's Day http://prn.to/2kXqu7i

#101: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast (2/2/17)  

Get a discount at Mack Weldon here: https://www.mackweldon.com/ with the promo code POLLSTERS. Who doesn't like discounts? Follow us! https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. And below is a list of the polls we cite this week. Poll of the Week Pew: Most Americans support childhood vaccines http://pewrsr.ch/2kwskfg Trump: Favorability and approval Huffpost Pollster: Trump’s job approval http://huff.to/2jBmTwz Huffpost Pollster: Trump’s favorability http://huff.to/1XtKEQR Public Policy Polling: Voters already want Obama back (also, opinions on the travel ban) http://bit.ly/2k4E5c4 Washington Post: Democratic women are ramping up activism http://wapo.st/2kxk7r7 SurveyMonkey: Americans already split about Trump’s performance http://svy.mk/2kuuPiD New York Times: Why Republicans will “stick with Trump” http://nyti.ms/2kutZ5D Huffpost Pollster: Republicans are skeptical of media covering Trump http://huff.to/2jqltok POLITICO: Opinions on voter fraud and the executive orders http://politi.co/2kqvQIJ Morning Consult: Poll - If there was fraud, Trump was helped the most http://bit.ly/2k0j1B3 Views toward Trump so far: keeping promises, etc. Gallup: Of Trump’s promises, people care most about infrastructure spending http://bit.ly/2k4OSTJ Huffington Post: Taking Trump literally http://huff.to/2jzRgyx Quinnipiac: Travel ban and immigration http://bit.ly/2jl4Vgg Rasmussen Reports: Most in favor of a temporary refugee ban http://bit.ly/2kuTYJY Huffington Post/YouGov: Travel ban http://huff.to/2kWqxBd Huffington Post/YouGov: Immigration ban (topline) http://huff.to/2kWt8v2 Ipsos/Reuters: Poll on immigration ban and refugees http://bit.ly/2ke6jQf Gallup: Americans’ opinions on accepting refugees throughout history http://bit.ly/2k0QCel Pew: Religion and its role in national identity http://pewrsr.ch/2krHByi POLITICO: Voters support Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood funding http://politi.co/2kuumNx Super Bowl WalletHub: Super Bowl facts http://bit.ly/2jBtUgL PPRI: One in four say God decides who wins the Super Bowl http://bit.ly/2kYvaHM Forbes: The Super Bowl should be streamed online and in virtual reality http://bit.ly/2l1cSol Public Policy Polling: A shared hatred of the Patriots http://bit.ly/2ka5rvU

#100: We're going to make it after all (maybe?!?)  (1/26/17)  

Get a discount at Mack Weldon here: https://www.mackweldon.com/ with the promo code POLLSTERS. Who doesn't like discounts? Follow us! https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. And below is a list of the polls we cite this week. POLITICO/Morning Consult: Melania and Ivanka are well-liked http://politi.co/2jRuNPj Gallup: First Lady ratings over the years http://bit.ly/2kooQcl Inauguration Reactions POLITICO/Morning Consult: Voters liked the Inaugural Address http://politi.co/2jpiAmc Huffington Post/YouGov: Most don’t believe there were “record crowds” at the Inauguration http://huff.to/2juEcev Huffington Post/YouGov: Most who saw the Inaugural Address thought it was good http://huff.to/2jZT341 Morning Consult: Republicans think the Inauguration was bigger than the Women’s March http://bit.ly/2k4UTRa Gallup: New low for Inaugural approval http://bit.ly/2j7J608 Huffington Post: Donald Trump is starting with record-high disapproval http://huff.to/2j9GwXk Policy Priorities and Voter Expectations Pew: Americans don’t expect political divisions to heal in 2017 http://pewrsr.ch/2iXbQvL Gallup: Will we be better off in 2020? http://bit.ly/2k5oIRr Pew: Americans think wealthy will gain influence under Trump http://pewrsr.ch/2jKQ1xN Pew: Despite big changes in D.C., the public’s policy priorities haven’t changed much http://pewrsr.ch/2jZ3NQg The Resistance Los Angeles Times - Reuters/Ipsos: A third of Californians support secession http://lat.ms/2ju3jk3 Oscars Season Hollywood Reporter: Which movie should win Best Picture? http://bit.ly/2jBw0cd Variety: Most shocking Oscars snubs http://bit.ly/2jVAoEb

#99: Turn & Face The Strange  

Check out our sponsors. Get your free trial from Zip Recruiter here: http://www.ZipRecruliter.com/freetrial and hear about the clothes we ordered for our husbands at www.mackweldon.com. Follow us--we even respond sometimes. https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. And below is a list of the polls we cite this week. Poll of the Week NYT: Republican men say it’s a better time to be a woman than a man http://nyti.ms/2jz2A1f Obama’s Legacy Huffington Post: Obama’s job approval http://huff.to/ZeDbgl Gallup: Americans say history’s view of Obama presidency will be more kind than unkind http://bit.ly/2k4kzxE Gallup: Personal satisfaction bounces back http://bit.ly/2iBif0K Huffington Post: Americans like Obama’s legacy, but may also want a new direction http://huff.to/2jKKJlM Making history, of a kind: Politico: Polls show Trump’s approval is historically low http://politi.co/2jUNT5N CBS: More Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the transition http://bit.ly/2iQZQM8 CNN: Confidence drops in Trump transition http://cnn.it/2jv2bx0 The Washington Post/ABC News: January 12-15, 2017 Poll http://wapo.st/2j1HOo8 Pew: Concerns over Trump’s transparency http://pewrsr.ch/2jfgRxv Pew: ISIS, Cyberattacks and North Korea biggest threats as Trump presidency starts http://pewrsr.ch/2jogFfu ABC News/The Washington Post: Trump’s handling of Russia & the ACA http://wapo.st/2k4z7xq Maybe it's the issues? NBC/WSJ: ACA reaches record high approval as Obama exits http://nbcnews.to/2jkEfdz Politico/Harvard: Expectations for Trump’s first 100 days http://politi.co/2jnXVgC The Washington Post: Trump is off to a rocky start http://wapo.st/2jo6VCs Ipsos/Reuters: Americans want strong environmental regulations from EPA http://reut.rs/2ixA94w Huffington Post: Trump supporters have his back, even against fellow Republicans http://huff.to/2jFD7RE Which of these travel jerks are you? Expedia: Seat-kickers are enemy #1 on planes http://bit.ly/2k0vVyy

#98: From Bump To Slump (1/11/17)  

Surprise! We have a sponsor! Get a free trial from Zip Recruiter here: http://www.ZipRecruiter.com/freetrial Follow us--we even respond sometimes. https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. And below is a list of the polls we cite this week. Polls of the Week Civis Analytics & PSB Research: Most moviegoers unfavorable toward Trump http://bit.ly/2j8MV9e The Sessions Sessions The Economist/YouGov: Sessions’ November favorability numbers http://bit.ly/2ihrVsj The Economist/YouGov: Basic info on Jefferson Sessions http://bit.ly/2j7VfFS Obama’s legacy Gallup: Ground gained and lost under Obama http://bit.ly/2j8OeFa Gallup: Americans still see big government as the biggest threat http://bit.ly/2iW4Pce Mark Blumenthal for SurveyMonkey: Obama’s ends with high approval, but polarity persists http://svy.mk/2jEYllQ Trump’s tough week Quinnipiac: Voters approve of Obama, disapprove of Trump http://bit.ly/2i9MUlC Obamacare GS Strategy Group/American Action Network: Most Americans want Obamacare repealed or overhauled http://bit.ly/2jkubB2 Kaiser Family Foundation: Most say don’t repeal or provide replacement details http://kaiserf.am/2iJJeq3 Morning Consult/POLITICO: National tracking poll on Obamacare http://politi.co/2jbgV1p Disconnect between police and public Washington Post: Report on police and public attitudes http://wapo.st/2jF6GpD Pew: Behind the Badge http://pewrsr.ch/2jhaBFQ Books vs iPhones: who will win? Gallup: Books are still holding on! http://bit.ly/2jkj4I2 9to5Mac: Which rumored iPhone features are most exciting? http://bit.ly/2jsul8u 9to5Mac: Flat or curved iPhone 8? http://bit.ly/2j8SkwR Ebates: Video game hits and busts http://bit.ly/2jwHBsQ

#97: Take these polls and make them true somehow (1/5/17)  

Welcome back everyone! Kristen is well-rested, but Jet Lag Margie is on the loose. Find more polls at https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. Here are the polls we cite this week. “Polls” of the Week Mediaite: Who should replace Megyn Kelly? http://bit.ly/2hVzl4i Marsha Blackburn’s Obamacare twitter poll backfires http://bit.ly/2iMMj91 Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary could teach Marsha Blackburn about twitter polls http://bit.ly/2hVDFR5 2016 in our rear-view mirror POLITICO/Morning Consult: Trump would barely beat Obama in a head-to-head race http://washex.am/2hVsGY1 Pew: Democrats aren’t angry, they’re just disappointed http://pewrsr.ch/2hVn4gq HuffPost Pollster/YouGov: Trump voters think African Americans “less deserving” than average http://huff.to/2iFXEqZ Can you handle it? Gallup: Americans not sure Trump can handle Presidential duties http://bit.ly/2i298C2 Ideological scramble Gallup: “Liberal” is in, “Moderate” is out http://bit.ly/2hVCZA8 Pew: Perceptions of Trump’s ideology http://pewrsr.ch/2hQGKn6 Pew: Republicans increasingly skeptical of free trade http://pewrsr.ch/2ianOmn The Huffington Post: Back in the USSR http://huff.to/2hVwNDp The Sun: UK poll remembers George Michael http://bit.ly/2iUHwiX

#96: We're pulling a list & polling it twice  

(Recorded 12/20) Whaddya think of our snazzy new intro & outro? Follow us--we even respond sometimes! https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. And below is a list of the polls we cite this week. Polls of the week: Good news? Ipsos/DieHappy: What made Americans happy in 2016? http://bit.ly/2hPSnuE Pew: The most impactful historical events http://pewrsr.ch/2hzOn1h PRRI/Atlantic: Almost one in five of Clinton voters’ husbands sat out the election http://bit.ly/2h6sbgp Morning Consult/POLITICO: Little support for an Electoral College revolt http://politi.co/2hJBuUA Forbes: Post-election, Trump brand gets a little boost among the wealthy http://bit.ly/2h6t34U NBC/Wall Street Journal: What kind of change will Trump bring? http://on.wsj.com/2i0szyZ PRRI: War on Christmas? http://bit.ly/2h2ACt2

#95: The gift of polling that keeps on giving  

Welcome new listeners! Get excited about our new partnership with Westwood One. Follow us--we even respond sometimes! https://www.facebook.com/ThePollsters/ or https://twitter.com/ThePollsters. We’re also @margieomero @ksoltisanderson on Twitter. And below is a list of the polls we cite this week. Poll of the Week - Echelon Insights: Trump vs. Kanye http://bit.ly/2gGjwxZ The Washington Post: Shy Trumpers? http://wapo.st/2hARWnE Public Policy Polling: Employment, Electoral College, and counting California votes http://bit.ly/2gyHP5B CBS News: What kind of President will Donald Trump be? http://bit.ly/2gGkWIP POLITICO: Democrats aren’t warming to Trump http://politi.co/2hGYyE1 Gallup: Trump’s transition http://bit.ly/2hAM267 McClatchy-Marist: Trump in transition http://bit.ly/2h5sJ3X YouGov: Republicans growing fonder of Wikileaks, Russia, Putin http://bit.ly/2h5tav7 Ipsos MORI: U.S. scores high on the “Index of Ignorance” http://bit.ly/2gAeYt0 Morning Consult: Most think Medicare should continue as-is http://bit.ly/2gQ94qJ Kaiser Family Foundation: Divided America would pick and choose parts of ACA http://kaiserf.am/2gdrBdS Gallup: The role of government in health insurance http://bit.ly/2hLq8zW Gallup: Personal versus national health care http://bit.ly/2hTg2ZX Gallup: Dissatisfaction with healthcare costs http://bit.ly/2hC3xCG Regifting, from, uh, Creditdonkey http://bit.ly/2h7TXGU

#94: Trump gets a bounce  

Did you hear our interview with Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio & Clinton pollster Joel Benenson? You’re going to want to take a listen. It’s one of our favorite episodes so far. Poll of the Week: We’ve hit peak pollsters The Pollsters talk about the polling on polling. Huffington Post on Trump voters Ipsos poll on pollsters’ distrust Everybody (well, half of everybody) Loves A Winner Even Trump gets a post-win bounce. Huffington Post on Trump’s favorability Morning Consult on Trump’s favorability Gallup poll on president-elect’s favorability Post-Fact Universe The true polling about post-facts Pew Research on pollsters and press evaluation Buzzfeed News on fake news Morning Consult on credible media outlets Electoral College Gallup poll on the rise of support for the Electoral College Carrier and the Free Market Politico on Trump’s Carrier deal YouGov poll on Trump’s Carrier deal Donald Trump’s Businesses Conflicts are complicated. Bloomberg on Trump’s businesses Tweeter In Chief Is there a secret high-level Twitter Anonymous meeting out there that Kristen can go to? Politico on Trump’s use of Twitter We Love International Elections! International Business Times on France 2017 election International Business Times on Italy referendum Reuters on Italy referendum Quartz on Italy referendum Bloomberg on Italy referendum results Financial Times on Austria presidential election CNN on Austria election Pew Research on Europe’s future Polling on Santa Margie explains to Kristen the joys of the creepy Santa photo Ipsos polling on Santa Key findings: Here’s a real news story: With multiple polls about pollsters, we’ve hit peak pollsters. Although no one seems to be getting an A for effort. People are still working out the kinks about how to test Trump’s conflicts of interest . And if it’s hard to explain in a question, then, ah, well, i’m sure it’ll be fine. Meanwhile The pollsters transition team is in full force. We’ve put all our podcast revenue so far into a blind trust handled by my 1.5 year old. The downside is he sits in on all my meetings & is an obnoxious tweeter. Meanwhile, while people continue feel our country is off on the wrong track. AND more say belief in santa is decreasing? Correlation? Causation? You tell us! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

#93: The Pollsters @ Harvard with Joel Benenson & Tony Fabrizio  

Kristen & Margie are back! We went up to Harvard's IOP Campaign Manager Summit.  While you may have heard about some testy conversations, our pollster summit with Clinton pollster Joel Benenson & Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio was friendly and informative. What kinds of questions did they ask? Were they surprised? How have their years in the trenches prepared them for this race? Listen to our live show  & hear about our new big announcement!

#92: Give thanks for KSA on the mic!  

Margie's still detoxing, but Kristen's got thoughts. Take a listen. And we'll have a live show from Harvard next week!

#91: Maybe polling does take a holiday? (Vacation announcement)  

Maybe polling does take a holiday? Margie's detoxing too hard to get a good consistent connection, so stay tuned for Plan B. 

#90: Uh, surprise?!  

We don't have any shownotes. Or a script! We just have some theories about what happened in the race, what happened in the polls, and then some jokes. Because, beer. 

#89: Buckle up!  

We’ve been a lot of places--if we spent any more time together this week we would’ve had to give each other candy.

 

Poll of the Week

Can Ivanka’s brand withstand Hurricane Trump?

Fortune: Women won’t buy Ivanka Trump shoes  

What is happening out there?!

The race is tightening. Or is it?

Real Clear Politics: YouGov’s Doug Rivers and Benjamin Lauderdale on Phantom Swings NBC/Survey Monkey: Post-Comey letter polling Morning Consult: Post-Comey letter polling Morning Consult: Polls unaffected by reopening of email case ABC/Washington Post: Trump creating more enthusiasm among early voters NYT Upshot: Where the handicappers are  

Early Voting

Early voting seems to be benefit Clinton. But will that advantage last?

CNN: Early voting tallies in FL, AZ, OH Florida Division of Elections: More early voting tallies in FL Nevada Secretary of State: Early voting tallies in NV  

Just a little respect

Hats, swag, angry pollsters, angry neighbors. Just a wonderful time to be alive.

Pew: Hillary supporters have a “hard time” respecting Trump voters Washington Post: Trump has spent more on hats than polling Washington Post: Trump hasn’t paid his pollster PSB Research: Who is reaching voters and how?  

Key findings:

We’re in the final countdown. Pick up some stickers & yard signs, do some GOTV & don’t obsess talking about the polls. Oh wait, that was just a note Margie wrote to herself. Thanks everyone for an incredible year and a half of The Pollsters! We love you guys & gals, and glad you’ve enjoyed our regular polling deep dive & bad jokes.  
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