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The Pollsters

By Junto Media LLC

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.

  1. 1.
    #211: Mueller, Scared Parents, and GOT04/18/2019
    51:32
  2. 2.
    #210: Ready for 2020 Presidential Polling? NO!04/11/2019
    40:40
  3. 3.
    #209: America Is Changing And Voters Are, Too04/04/2019
    1:06:28
  4. 4.
    #208: Trump and Mueller and White Supremacy, Oh My!03/28/2019
    50:40
  5. 5.
    #207: AOC & Amazon03/21/2019
    50:53
  6. 6.
    #206: A Tour of Europe03/14/2019
    51:22
  7. 7.
    #205: Good and Bad for Trump03/07/2019
    59:45
  8. 8.
    #204: Changes at Pew Get It Right02/28/2019
    56:27
  1. 9.
    #203: Why Can’t We All Get Along?02/21/2019
    52:36
  2. 10.
    #202: Piano Men — The Ben Folds & Billy Joel Episode!02/14/2019
    53:52
  3. 11.
    #201: 2020 Is Right Around The Corner02/07/2019
    54:08
  4. 12.
    #200: Pollsters In Cars Getting Snacks01/31/2019
    36:15
  5. 13.
    #199: We Need More Fyre Festival Documentaries01/24/2019
    46:21
  6. 14.
    #198: With The Greatest Respect...01/17/2019
    43:50
  7. 15.
    #197: Shutdown Showdown!01/10/2019
    41:03
  8. 16.
    #196: Kristen's Love Language01/03/2019
    41:20
  9. 17.
    #195: The Middle America Project12/20/2018
    27:28
  10. 18.
    #194: Women Working in Politics, with Abby Livingston 12/13/2018
    24:50
  11. 19.
    #193: Is This Poll A Christmas Movie?12/06/2018
    44:37
  12. 20.
    #192: Are You Ready For Our BTS Overlords?11/29/2018
    38:28
  13. 21.
    #191: A Tale of Two Exit Polls 11/15/2018
    46:16
  14. 22.
    #190: 2018 Midterm Outcomes11/07/2018
    40:44
  15. 23.
    #189: Scary Midterms and Fortnite Costumes11/01/2018
    47:16
  16. 24.
    #188: Midterm Outlook with Liesl Hickey and Ali Lapp10/25/2018
    50:48
  17. 25.
    #187: Strong Feelings on Immigration and TV Reboots10/17/2018
    40:45
  18. 26.
    #186: The Taylor Swift Effect?10/11/2018
    48:43
  19. 27.
    #185: Latest Kavanaugh Polls and Fun with Optimus Decision Desk HQ10/04/2018
    49:16
  20. 28.
    #184: New Florida Midterm Polls09/27/2018
    46:59
  21. 29.
    #183: Spring is a Lie, This Fall is Fakakta09/20/2018
    47:47
  22. 30.
    #182: No, You Can't Have Partials!09/13/2018
    40:16
  23. 31.
    #181: Kristen Sings Van Halen!09/06/2018
    45:18
  24. 32.
    #180: Shy Sheriff Voters08/30/2018
    38:55
  25. 33.
    #179: Bruce Mehlman On Tech & Bipartisanship08/23/2018
    30:12
  26. 34.
    BONUS: #178 Investigation Polling With Bryan Bennett08/23/2018
    23:46
  27. 35.
    #177: Mailbag!08/16/2018
    31:48
  28. 36.
    #176: Red Vs. Blue. Beer Vs. Wine08/09/2018
    47:19
  29. 37.
    #175: When Statistical Sharks Attack08/03/2018
    49:15
  30. 38.
    #174: Crosstabs on The Dance Floor07/25/2018
    45:33
  31. 39.
    #173: What in the world is going on in the world07/19/2018
    59:33
  32. 40.
    #172: SCOTUS, You're a Firecracker, Baby07/12/2018
    50:59
  33. 41.
    #171: Sing Us The Song You're The Polling Man06/29/2018
    44:48
  34. 42.
    #170: Tom Hanks Is Not Here For Your Partisan Nonsense06/21/2018
    36:35
  35. 43.
    #169: Let's Talk About The Midterms (& Patrick Breaks The Glass Ceiling)06/14/2018
    36:35
  36. 44.
    #168: Booze, Weed & Porn All Get A Bump06/08/2018
    43:30
  37. 45.
    #167: Not That Kind Of Biscuit05/31/2018
    51:09
  38. 46.
    #166: Happy Hour, Hot Dogs & Fast Cars05/24/2018
    45:54
  39. 47.
    #165: A Private Bunyan & A Sad Elephant05/17/2018
    43:28
  40. 48.
    #164: May The Force Live Long & Prosper05/10/2018
    55:48
  41. 49.
    #163: Polling Is Not Yeezy05/04/2018
    45:19
  42. 50.
    #162: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Polls04/26/2018
    50:33
  43. 51.
    #161: Too Many Polls, Jef Pollock & Cooking With Millennials04/20/2018
    51:58
  44. 52.
    #160: Welcome To Our Padded Cell04/12/2018
    36:33
  45. 53.
    #159: Breaking Tinder04/06/2018
    50:04
  46. 54.
    #158: A Very Stormy Holiday03/30/2018
    55:43
  47. 55.
    #157: Don't Congratulate Us! The Snow Must Go On.03/23/2018
    1:02:05
  48. 56.
    #156: Millennial March Madness03/15/2018
    48:37
  49. 57.
    #155: Dave Wasserman's Big Texas Wrap-up & House Race Predictions03/07/2018
    40:16
  50. 58.
    #154: A Gun Rant, Taxes & The Oscars03/01/2018
    58:34
  51. 59.
    #153: Guns, Voter Files & Sin02/22/2018
    41:32
  52. 60.
    #152: This Is Your FBI02/09/2018
    49:23
  53. 61.
    #151: The State Of Our Podcast Is Strong02/01/2018
    42:24
  54. 62.
    #150: Jeggings Vs. Trump 202001/26/2018
    46:44
  55. 63.
    #149: Trump's Grades: Ungentlemanly C's?01/18/2018
    42:44
  56. 64.
    #148: Punning For Oprah01/12/2018
    53:01
  57. 65.
    #147: That's A Cold Burn!01/04/2018
    42:00
  58. 66.
    #146: Polls Against Humanity12/21/2017
    39:19
  59. 67.
    #145: Alabama, Lady-Power & Christmas12/15/2017
    54:22
  60. 68.
    #144: All In The Famoply12/08/2017
    51:32
  61. 69.
    #143: Gorge Yourself On Harassment Polling11/30/2017
    38:17
  62. 70.
    #142: Hands Off Pants On11/22/2017
    43:18
  63. 71.
    #141: Pollsters Don't Need Him Around Anyhow11/16/2017
    49:39
  64. 72.
    #140: LA Stories: Keep Your Junk To Yourself11/11/2017
    45:35
  65. 73.
    #139: Margie Has A New Gig (11/1/17)11/02/2017
    56:13
  66. 74.
    #138: Mr. Big Stuff, You're Not Our Type (10/26/17)10/26/2017
    1:00:05
  67. 75.
    #137: Darth Vader, #MeToo & Fabricated News (10/18/17)10/19/2017
    1:03:42
  68. 76.
    #136: Traditional Values, Trump, Weinstein & Free Speech (10/12/17)10/12/2017
    48:39
  69. 77.
    #135: Guns, PR, Taxes & Margie In Yolo Mode (10/5/17)10/05/2017
    56:22
  70. 78.
    #134: Kristen Is Back! Polls From Germany, China & Alabama (9/28/17)09/28/2017
    58:36
  71. 79.
    #133: Margie & NBC's Mark Murray: Polling In 2016's Final Days (9/20/17)09/20/2017
    27:35
  72. 80.
    #132: Margie Talks To Cornell Belcher (9/14/17)09/14/2017
    45:52
  73. 81.
    #131: Racism, Harvey, & The Burning Man Census (9/6/17)09/07/2017
    45:24
  74. 82.
    #130: The Polls That Might Drive You To Drink (8/24/17)08/24/2017
    41:47
  75. 83.
    #129: We're Going To Need Something Stronger Than Coffee (8/17/17)08/17/2017
    47:24
  76. 84.
    #128: Life (Or At Least The Show) Must Go On (8/10/17)08/10/2017
    49:17
  77. 85.
    #127: Take Time To Stop And Smell The Polls07/26/2017
    51:09
  78. 86.
    #126: The Smoking Poll07/21/2017
    48:38
  79. 87.
    #125: We Share The Same Biology, Regardless Of Ideology (7/13/17)07/13/2017
    43:56
  80. 88.
    #124: It's Trump Vs. The World (7/6/17)07/06/2017
    51:06
  81. 89.
    #123: Hufflepuff-Polls & Chocolate Cows (6/28/17)06/28/2017
    50:20
  82. 90.
    #121: You're so very special. We wish we were special. (6/21/17)06/21/2017
    40:59
  83. 91.
    #120: Playbook's Anna Palmer, 5 Kinds of Trump Voters, & VA/UK Reax (6/15/17)06/16/2017
    1:02:01
  84. 92.
    #119: Never Tweet. Always Poll. (6/7/17)06/07/2017
    44:31
  85. 93.
    #118: The Latest Covfefes on Impeachment, NATO, Paris, the UK & staycations06/01/2017
    45:33
  86. 94.
    #117: Is polling morally acceptable? (5/24)05/24/2017
    45:00
  87. 95.
    #116: Ariel Edwards-Levy's favorite pun (AAPOR edition)05/19/2017
    16:34
  88. 96.
    #115: Comey At Us (5/10/17)05/10/2017
    42:58
  89. 97.
    #114: Cats + Polls = ? (5/2/17)05/03/2017
    41:49
  90. 98.
    #113: We Regret Nothing (04/26/17)04/26/2017
    57:21
  91. 99.
    #112: Our tribute to Bill O'Reilly, Nate Silver & Weed (4/20)04/20/2017
    46:23
  92. 100.
    #111: The Trump Effect, Syria, & Candy (4/12/17)04/12/2017
    54:00
  93. 101.
    #110: Toxic City, The Resistance, & Shy Trumpers04/06/2017
    36:59
  94. 102.
    #109: Polls, paid leave, sex & dogs (3/29/17)03/29/2017
    59:39
  95. 103.
    #108: Can we vote for pizza AND soup?03/23/2017
    45:02
  96. 104.
    #107: Politics is giving some people the munchies.03/17/2017
    52:05
  97. 105.
    #106: Our IWD gift exchange. And the future of democracy.03/08/2017
    42:27
  98. 106.
    #105: Our origin story, & Trump vs. the polls03/02/2017
    44:37
  99. 107.
    #104: Desperate for some good news? We found some!02/23/2017
    45:52
  100. 108.
    #103: Kyley McGeeney's pollster secrets revealed!02/16/2017
    30:54
  101. 109.
    #102: We send Morning Consult a valentine02/09/2017
    49:39
  102. 110.
    #101: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast (2/2/17)02/02/2017
    56:15
  103. 111.
    #100: We're going to make it after all (maybe?!?) (1/26/17)01/26/2017
    45:33
  104. 112.
    #99: Turn & Face The Strange01/18/2017
    51:38
  105. 113.
    #98: From Bump To Slump (1/11/17)01/11/2017
    42:14
  106. 114.
    #97: Take these polls and make them true somehow (1/5/17)01/05/2017
    49:52
  107. 115.
    #96: We're pulling a list & polling it twice12/20/2016
    38:47
  108. 116.
    #95: The gift of polling that keeps on giving12/16/2016
    46:50
  109. 117.
    #94: Trump gets a bounce12/08/2016
    59:20
  110. 118.
    #93: The Pollsters @ Harvard with Joel Benenson & Tony Fabrizio12/02/2016
    50:00
  111. 119.
    #92: Give thanks for KSA on the mic!11/22/2016
    41:51
  112. 120.
    #91: Maybe polling does take a holiday? (Vacation announcement)11/17/2016
    1:28
  113. 121.
    #90: Uh, surprise?!11/09/2016
    56:36
  114. 122.
    #89: Buckle up!11/04/2016
    43:42
  115. 123.
    #88i: Mark Blumenthal from Survey Monkey is our Justin Timberlake11/01/2016
    26:26
  116. 124.
    #88: Our Senate-sational Special10/24/2016
    47:15
  117. 125.
    #87: Nasty Woman vs One Bad Hombre10/21/2016
    42:06
  118. 126.
    #86: Stress polling & stress eating10/12/2016
    49:15
  119. 127.
    #85: The Taxman Cometh10/05/2016
    44:16
  120. 128.
    #84: Snap Polls. Snap Judgments?09/29/2016
    49:06
  121. 129.
    #83: We can't WEIGHT for you to hear this episode!09/21/2016
    52:38
  122. 130.
    #82: Today's forecast: hot with a 100% chance of polls09/14/2016
    43:46
  123. 131.
    #81: A pollster on every corner09/07/2016
    40:28
  124. 132.
    #80i: John Sides has the keys to the Monkey Cage09/05/2016
    29:29
  125. 133.
    #80: Smells like a divided electorate09/01/2016
    42:21
  126. 134.
    #79i: NBC's Benjy Sarlin & Leigh Ann Caldwell on the future of the GOP08/29/2016
    37:57
  127. 135.
    #78: Says who? The Pollsters. Both of us.08/24/2016
    56:15
  128. 136.
    #77: The landslide bringing you down?08/18/2016
    47:46
  129. 137.
    #76i: Ron Brownstein from The Atlantic breaks it way, way down08/15/2016
    39:35
  130. 138.
    #76: Which pollsters would you most like to share a beer with?08/10/2016
    38:46
  131. 139.
    #75i: Office hours with Dr. Anna Greenberg08/08/2016
    25:47
  132. 140.
    #75: Bounce, Bounce, Bounce08/04/2016
    47:00
  133. 141.
    #74i-a: Rubio pollster Whit Ayres on what he got wrong about Trump07/25/2016
    28:15
  134. 142.
    #74: How is Scott Baio like a pregnant woman? Reax from Cleveland07/22/2016
    44:44
  135. 143.
    #73i-d: Geoff Garin on Priorities USA, ad testing, and Trump07/21/2016
    1:02:03
  136. 144.
    #73i-c: GOP pollster Christine Matthews talks Pence & party problems07/20/2016
    29:13
  137. 145.
    #73i-b: Jon Cohen from Survey Monkey brings Sillicon Valley power to polling07/19/2016
    29:05
  138. 146.
    #73i: Fix the debates with Clea Chang of IQUS podcast07/18/2016
    14:47
  139. 147.
    #73: What's scarier: Pokemon or politics?07/13/2016
    37:04
  140. 148.
    #72: Are you prepping for the Trump-ocalypse?07/06/2016
    39:26
  141. 149.
    #71: Don't blame the pollsters (or The Pollsters)!06/30/2016
    39:19
  142. 150.
    #70: A little breakfast beer with your Brexit?06/23/2016
    51:16
  143. 151.
    #69: We love you Orlando06/17/2016
    47:00
  144. 152.
    #68i: Courtney Kennedy from Pew06/13/2016
    25:35
  145. 153.
    #68: Gurl, the nominee! And how is Trump like the NJ turnpike?06/08/2016
    38:20
  146. 154.
    #67i: Doug Schwartz from Quinnipiac Poll06/06/2016
    56:14
  147. 155.
    #67: How is voting for Trump like premarital sex?06/02/2016
    48:43
  148. 156.
    #66: Are the polls making you freak out?05/25/2016
    43:24
  149. 157.
    #66i: David Rothschild w/Microsoft Research on "the innovator's dilemma"05/24/2016
    16:06
  150. 158.
    #65: A good pollster says: "You're going to die"05/20/2016
    37:49
  151. 159.
    #65i: Molly Murphy from ALG talks issue polling05/16/2016
    26:22
  152. 160.
    #64: Lice, Arby's, Socialism, & Donald Trump05/12/2016
    41:26
  153. 161.
    #64i: Michael Dimock, president of Pew Research05/09/2016
    23:25
  154. 162.
    #63: Trump gets the nom! Margie gets a new gig!05/06/2016
    45:58
  155. 163.
    #63i: Celinda Lake & Ed Goeas talk 201605/02/2016
    26:31
  156. 164.
    #62: The "not the Acela primary" plus Prince & Beyonce04/28/2016
    42:45
  157. 165.
    #62i: Patrick Ruffini, of Echelon & "Floor Fight"04/25/2016
    20:57
  158. 166.
    #61: If this podcast was an animal or car, what would it be?04/21/2016
    40:02
  159. 167.
    #61i: Steve Shepard from Politico04/18/2016
    27:45
  160. 168.
    #60: Is the system rigged?04/13/2016
    38:09
  161. 169.
    #60i: David Dutwin of AAPOR04/11/2016
    27:49
  162. 170.
    #59: It's up to you. New. York. New. York.04/07/2016
    42:48
  163. 171.
    #59i: Our live show @ Harvard, plus John Della Volpe04/04/2016
    55:42
  164. 172.
    #58: NeverTrumpers, let's get into formation03/30/2016
    35:09
  165. 173.
    #58i: Scott Tranter with 0ptimus talks Big Data03/28/2016
    22:37
  166. 174.
    #57: Exit polls or it didn't happen03/24/2016
    43:00
  167. 175.
    #57i: Nate Cohn with The New York Times/The Upshot03/21/2016
    23:15
  168. 176.
    #56: Beware Trumpism. And Robots.03/16/2016
    33:37
  169. 177.
    #56i: Christy Quirk on Research in Conflict Zones03/14/2016
    19:49
  170. 178.
    #55: Michi-can or Michi-can't you trust the polls?03/10/2016
    46:08
  171. 179.
    #55i: Peter Shulman with @histopinion03/07/2016
    15:22
  172. 180.
    #54: From Super Tuesday To Wacky Wednesday03/02/2016
    42:40
  173. 181.
    #54i: John Aristotle Phillips with Predictit02/29/2016
    25:07
  174. 182.
    #53: Leaving Las Vegas for March Madness02/25/2016
    44:28
  175. 183.
    #52: Fear & Loathing AND Las Vegas. The Supremes AND the Grammys.02/17/2016
    41:37
  176. 184.
    #51: Pollsters, take a bow! And Joe Lenski from Edison Research02/11/2016
    54:00
  177. 185.
    #50: Our 50th Episode! And 6 Observations From Iowa02/04/2016
    48:07
  178. 186.
    #49: Iowa. Iowa. Iowa! And Frank Newport from Gallup01/28/2016
    52:37
  179. 187.
    #48: Political ads, FiveThirtyEight, & UK/Canada updates01/21/2016
    58:52
  180. 188.
    #47: It's hot in Iowa! And Scott Keeter from Pew01/13/2016
    56:18
  181. 189.
    #46: Cell phones, Ted Cruz, anger management & New Year's resolutions01/07/2016
    45:05
  182. 190.
    #45: A Trump of coal & our interview with Morning Consult12/23/2015
    1:00:47
  183. 191.
    #44: Charlie Cook: A holiday bonus interview12/17/2015
    37:07
  184. 192.
    #43: Hi Serial & Star Wars fans! Welcome to our GOP-debate polling holiday gift guide12/14/2015
    42:48
  185. 193.
    #42: The Deadliest Trump12/09/2015
    45:05
  186. 194.
    #41: Feeling the Bern with Sanders' Pollster12/03/2015
    50:09
  187. 195.
    #40: Twitter, Turkeys & Thanksgiving11/25/2015
    1:15:00
  188. 196.
    #39: Chuck Todd's Tough Talk11/19/2015
    1:12:11
  189. 197.
    #38: Polling's future, man buns, & our live show at Georgetown11/12/2015
    1:16:45
  190. 198.
    #37: Walmart Moms, Kentucky Polls & Christmas Creeps11/05/2015
    1:09:30
  191. 199.
    #36: The scary polling behind Halloween candy10/28/2015
    51:01
  192. 200.
    #35: BIden, Bumps, BFFs & Canadian Reax10/22/2015
    56:31

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