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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. Can May win the ‘meaningful vote and what happens if she doesn’t?’

Friday, November 30th, 2018

On this week’s podcast the Polling Matters team, including the returning Rob Vance, discuss evolving public opinion on May’s Brexit deal and what happens if she does not win the ‘meaningful vote’ next month.

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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. What do the public think of Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

After an eventful week in Westminster, Keiran Pedley and Matt Singh sit down to discuss public opinion on Theresa May’s Brexit deal and her future asking ‘what happens now?’

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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast: What now for Trump and does the public now back Remain?

Friday, November 9th, 2018

On this week’s PB / Polling Matters podcast, Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi look into the implications of this week’s mid-terms in the US and dissect data from Survation and Chris Hanretty suggesting that Brits would vote Remain if there was another referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.

Elsewhere in the show, Leo looks at what polling tells us about the prospect of a Cameron comeback and Keiran criticises Momentum’s “consultation” of its members about Labour’s Brexit policy – which he claims was nothing of the sort.

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NEW PB / Polling Matters: US midterms special (part three) with GOP pollster Patrick Ruffini

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

In the final part of our mini-series on the US midterms ahead of Tuesday’s vote Keiran talks to Patrick Ruffini from Echelon insights on the races to watch, the prospects for a Democratic wave and the likelihood of Trump winning re-election in 2020.

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PS if you have missed the other episodes in our mini-series we have interview Trump supporter and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and Ariel Edwards-Levy from the Huffington Post. You can find those episodes here.



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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. US midterms special (part two) with Ariel Edwards-Levy

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

As part of the Polling Matters mini-series on the US midterms, Keiran Pedley talks to Ariel Edwards-Levy of The Huffington Post.

Ariel and Keiran discuss the races to watch and the demographic shifts shaping US politics. They also look at Trump’s approval rating and what to look out for in 2020.

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PS – For those that missed it you can check out the thread where Keiran interviews former White House Communications Director Anthony ‘Mooch’ Scaramucci here.

There will be one final podcast on the US mid-terms with GOP pollster Patrick Ruffini this weekend.

Some people found the audio of yesterday’s podcast a little difficult. This one above is much better as it is recorded by Skype rather than landline.



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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. Looking at the US Midterms with ex-White House Coms director Anthony Scaramucci

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

This week PB / Polling Matters will unveil a series of special podcasts focusing on the US midterms. These podcasts will vary in content. Some will talk numbers with the pollsters and some will talk the issues behind the numbers with journalists and other political actors.

The first in our series sees Keiran Pedley speak to Anthony Scaramucci. You can listen to the show below:

Scaramucci is a leading Trump supporter, serving Trump in a variety of roles including an infamous 11 days as White House Communications Director in 2017. During their conversation Keiran and Anthony discuss Scaramucci’s new book ‘Trump: The Blue Collar President’ and how Trump commands such loyal support among white working class voters in the U.S. Keiran and Anthony also discuss issues of race and gender in US politics, GOP prospects in the midterms and how the economy will impact Trump’s re-election prospects in 2020 (plus who the president would and would not like to face).

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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. How important is the economy in driving voting intention?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

On this week’s PB / Polling Matters podcast, Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi discuss the political lay of the land as we approach the budget, what the public think about the economy (and who they trust to run it) and how important the economy is in voting intention terms in a Brexit-dominated 2018.

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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast: Will May reach and deal and can she get it through parliament if she does?

Friday, October 19th, 2018

This week’s PB / Polling Matters podcast is split into two parts:

In part one, Keiran Pedley is joined by Peter McLeod (Vice President at pollster GQR) to explore what the public think of “Chequers” and what they expect from any Brexit deal May brings back. It turns out that Chequers is more popular than you might think in the right context – but is that the context the Prime Minister’s eventual deal will ultimately be seen in? Keiran and Peter discuss.

In part two, Keiran is joined by co-host Leo Barasi to discuss how May gets a deal through parliament, if indeed she reaches one. Keiran explains why he is much less positive than he once was and Leo explains why pollsters will have a big role to play in how some MPs vote.

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