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Making sense of this week’s UK and US polling – the PB/Polling Matters TV Show

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Hardly a day’s gone by without some new UK poll much of it focused on the new PM and, of course, the Smth-Corbyn battle for the Labour leadership. On top of that WH2016 gets closer and the question is being asked of whether a Hillary Clinton is now inevitable.

Discussing this with Keiran Pedley is pollster Rob Vance and polling analyst Leo Barasi.

On this week’s podcast the team continue the new format of the show. Each guest picks a polling topic to talk about and the group discuss it. Topics covered include whether victories for Theresa May and Hilary Clinton are inevitable. Also discussed what the new PB/YouGov poll on the public’s favourability towards different parties and politicians tells us about UK politics. The PB/Polling Matters team also discusses a recent YouGov poll showing Margaret Thatcher as Britain’s most popular Prime Minister since she took office and what that tells us about the future of British politics.

You can follow Keiran @KeiranPedley, Leo at @leobarasi and Rob @RobVance.

The audio version is here available below



Looking back at BREXIT, the implications for Scotland and, of course, the LAB leadership – all in latest PB/Polling Matters Podcast

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Getting to the heart of the issues

Keiran Pedley was joined by Julia Rampen from the New Statesman and Leo Barasi and discussed polling around support for Scottish Independence post Brexit, Labour splitting and some interesting polling from GQR around the causes of Brexit, roll of immigration and what happens next. Julia also gave her insight into Scottish politics and the latest on the Labour Leadership race in the aftermath of the GMB endorsement of Owen Smith.

The audio podcast version is below.

@KeiranPedley @leobarasi

You can follow Julia Rampen, Keiran and Leo here @JuliaRampenMM, @KeiranPedley and @leobarasi


After another massive political 7 days in the UK & US it’s time to reflect with the latest PB/Polling Matters TV Show

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The scale and pace of political events is simply breath-taking with PM May’s first PMQs, the LAB leadership race now down to two with campaigning just ratcheting up and, of course, the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Examining all of this: Keiran Pedley is in the chair with Lord Stewart Wood, the Labour peer and Oxford academic, and Conor Pope of LabourList

The audio podcast is here:

Mike Smithson


On a momentous day in British politics the latest PB/Polling Matters TV Show

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

A new Prime Minister and what now for Labour?

UPDATE: The audio podcast version


PB/Polling Matters TV show June 15th: The EU Referendum special

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

This week is Keiran Pedley is joined by Matthew Shaddick of Ladbrokes, Professor Matthew Goodwin of the University of Kent, and Adam Ludlow of ComRes. The topics under discussion were the EU referendum polling, betting odds, turnout, immigration vs the economy, The Sun endorsement, and the implications for Cameron and Corbyn.

The audio only version is below




LEAVE closing the polling gap. Watch an examination by the PB/Polling Matters team in latest TV Show

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

In this week’s edition Keiran is joined by Rob Vance and Leo Barasi, where they discuss the latest EU polls – is Leave catching up? Keiran argues Leave should focus on immigration whilst Rob and Leo disagree  The also discuss the next Tory leader, is Michael Gove King or Kingmaker?

Also discussed Why Bob the Builder is a classic C2 swing.

The audio only version of the podcast is here




Making sense of the EUref polls? Watch discussion with Matt Singh, Keiran Pedley & Mike Smithson in PB Polling Matters TV Show

Friday, May 27th, 2016

We’re back. After a gap of three weeks while our hosts, Tip TV, moved into new premises the PB/Polling Matters TV show is on the air and inevitability it was dominated by the referendum.

Keiran Pedley and I were joined by Matt Singh from Number Cruncher Politics. Is Leave really losing and what changes are pollsters making to their methods as polling day approaches? We also look ahead at the implications of the referendum on British politics in the longer term including David Cameron’s future and who might replace him.

The show is also available as an audio podcast

Mike Smithson


Focus on Scotland in a PB/Polling Matters TV show special

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Thursday’s Holyrood elections, Labour struggles, Brexit and the possibility of Indyref2

Keiran Pedley is joined in the studio by Kate Devlin from the Herald and Craig McAngus of the University of Aberdeen. They discuss the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections and why the SNP is so popular, why Labour is struggling, the upcoming EU referendum and prospects for a second independence referendum.

The audio podcast version

Mike Smithson