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The Pollsters

Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture.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.

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#172: SCOTUS, You're a Firecracker, Baby

Poll of the Week: Axios/ SurveyMonkey Poll “Democrats’ Senate dreams slip away”Survey Monkey write-up: “Senate battleground polls show Democrats in a tight spot”Criticism: Nate Silver (Twitter): The Axios treatment of this poll is basically "How to repeat all the errors the media made when covering polls in 2016, in one chart". But wait until we focus on likely voters.Changing view of SCOTUSPew Research  Interpreting Constitution in current times vs Originalists. Are these questions answered by what view will produce the political outcome respondents want? In a vacuum? Growing share of Americans say Supreme Court should base its rulings on what Constitution means today5 facts about the Supreme CourtAmerican Voters Support Roe V. Wade 2-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds;Dem Candidates Up 9 Points In U.S. House RacesRoe v Wade and abortionSo many ways to ask the question. Pretty clear majorities say don’t overturn. Pollsters can frame questions to take advantage of affirmation bias.What the polls say about Americans, abortion, and the Supreme Court There are so many other issues beyond Roe.How will this influence people’s midterm votes?Democrats hope Kennedy’s retirement will make the courts a galvanizing issue for their votersPolling data shows Republicans turned out for Trump in 2016 because of the Supreme CourtA quarter of Republicans voted for Trump to get Supreme Court picks — and it paid off2018 Generic Congressional Vote Trump Job ApprovalAmericans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.It’s not that they’re selfish, they just can’t afford it.  Where is infertility on this list?POLL: Did you make it out to see fireworks this Fourth of July holiday? We want our fireworks in our backyard or in the supreme court debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Jul 2018

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