Polling Matters - Episode 155 May fights on - so what now?

December 13, 2018
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On this week’s podcast, Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi look back at events in a frantic week at Westminster. They debate whether May was right to postpone the meaningful vote, whether a change in leader would have any impact on Brexit negotiations and the prospect of another referendum breaking the parliamentary deadlock.

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Polling Matters - Episode 154 Can May win the ‘meaningful vote’ and what happens if she doesn’t?

November 29, 2018
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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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Polling Matters - Episode 153 Emergency pod. What do the public think of May’s Brexit deal?

November 18, 2018
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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 and ask 'what happens now?'

Polling Matters - Episode 152 What now for Trump and have voters changed their minds about Brexit?

November 8, 2018
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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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Polling Matters - Episode 151 US midterm mini-series (part three) w/ GOP pollster Patrick Ruffini

November 3, 2018
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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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Polling Matters - Episode 150 US Midterms w/ Ariel Edwards-Levy

November 1, 2018
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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.

Polling Matters - Episode 149 US Midterms special w/ Anthony Scaramucci

October 31, 2018
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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.

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, the GOP's 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).  

Polling Matters - Episode 148 Looking ahead to the budget. Is it still the economy, stupid?

October 24, 2018
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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 our political leaders ability to handle it and how important the economy is in voting intention terms in a Brexit-dominated 2018.

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Polling Matters - Episode 147 Will May reach a Brexit deal and can she get it through parliament?

October 18, 2018
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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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Polling Matters - Episode 147 What now for Scotland?

October 10, 2018
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On this week's PB / Polling Matters podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by pollster Mark Diffley to deep dive on the latest round of polls in Scotland.

Topics discussed include:

1) How support for Scottish independence has changed over time and the impact that Brexit could have

2) When the next Scottish Independence vote will happen

3) What's going on in voting intention polls for Holyrood and Westminster and what this means for the main players north of the border (SNP, Tories, Labour)