June 14, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Ipsos MORI Politics and Society podcast, Keiran Pedley and Cameron Garrett sit down to discuss the latest wave of Ipsos MORI’s Political Monitor. They ask what is behind the Conservative’s growing poll lead and examine Keir Starmer’s falling poll ratings.
April 1, 2021
In this special episode, Kieran Pedley is joined by two colleagues, Holly Day and Cameron Garrett.
- Holly talks about the government’s improving poll ratings and what is driving them
- Cameron talks about Keir Starmer’s poll ratings a year in as Labour leader
- And Keiran takes us through how the public think past PMs did in office – as featured on Times Radio this week
February 25, 2021
On this week's podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Emily Gray, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI Scotland and Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics at The University of Strathclyde. In this episode, the guests discuss the unfolding important elections in Scotland and the latest Ipsos MORI Scottish Political Monitor, including:
- Is the Salmond - Sturgeon row cutting through to voters? Does it matter?
- Looking ahead to the Scottish elections in May, why they're important and what is the current state of events.
- Scotland's independence - Sir John Curtice gives his opinion on what the 'baseline' level of support for independence is and the implications it could pose on the United Kingdom.
- What is Scottish public opinion of the party leaders and issues and how this election compares with previous ones.
February 10, 2021
On this week's podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Stephen Bush, Political Editor of the New Statesman and Paula Surridge, Deputy Director of The UK in a Changing Europe and Political Sociologist at the University of Bristol.
In this episode, the team review the latest data from the Ipsos MORI Political Monitor including:
- The state of the main parties as we enter 2021,
- The Greens being on 8 points – and whether it matters,
- Public perceptions of the government’s handling of COVID,
- Plus a deep dive on Labour leader Keir Starmer – how is he doing as he approaches the first anniversary of him becoming Labour leader?
October 15, 2020
On this week's podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ailsa Henderson from the University of Edinburgh and Emily Gray of Ipsos MORI Scotland to discuss this week's bombshell Ipsos MORI / STV News poll showing support for Scottish independence at a record 58%. The group discuss what has caused support for independence to increase, the arguments Scots find convincing for independence and for Scotland staying in the Union and what might happen at the Scottish parliamentary elections next year.
October 8, 2020
On this week’s podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Chris Jackson from Ipsos in the US and Ariel Edwards-Levy of the Huffington Post to take a deep-dive look at the upcoming US presidential election.
Topics discussed included:
- What’s driving Biden’s lead?
- How can Trump turn it around?
- Shy Trump voters / partisan non-response bias / turnout filters and other important polling points
- The states to watch
- Will we know the result on election day?
- Is a Trump win or a Biden landslide more likely?
…and some listener questions too.
September 24, 2020
On this week's Ipsos MORI Politics & Society podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Katy Balls, Deputy Political Editor of The Spectator and Ben Walker, Data Journalist at the New Statesman and founder of the Britain Elects website.
The team discuss the fallout from new COVID restrictions announced by the government this week – and what the public think of them as well as reaction to Keir Starmer’s first conference speech as Labour leader and how he polls versus Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Note for listeners: Polling Matters will return in its original format soon but for now Keiran will post Ipsos MORI Politics + Society podcasts here as well as on the Ipsos feed - the content is very similar to what listeners are used to from Polling Matters.
July 7, 2020
This week Keiran Pedley is joined by former Deputy Chief of Staff to David Cameron, Baroness Kate Fall and by Asa Bennett, Brexit Editor at the Daily Telegraph. Interspersed with insights from Ipsos MORI polling, they look at the state the Conservative Party finds itself in now; how it might differ from the party led by David Cameron; and the challenge posed to the future of the Conservatives in government by the election of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party.
June 18, 2020
On the inaugural Ipsos MORI Politics & Society podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Alastair Campbell and our Chief Executive Ben Page to discuss historic poll ratings for the new Labour leader and where the Labour Party go from here after a historic defeat in December. Topics covered on the show include:
- Starmer’s leadership ratings in context
- Ben Page on the importance (and limitations) of leadership ratings
- Ayesha and Alastair react to Starmer’s ratings
- Ayesha Hazarika on lessons from the Miliband years
- Alastair Campbell on Blair and leadership
- The importance of the Shadow Cabinet + outriders
- How to repair the Labour brand
- Starmer’s style of opposition
- Labour, Scotland and the Independence question
- Conclusions on Starmer’s main priorities and challenges
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Note on the podcast: Polling Matters is on hiatus but Keiran will post similar content from the Ipsos MORI podcast here as well until the main show returns.
June 18, 2020
On the future of Polling Matters and some exciting new plans.