30 episodes

CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier takes a deep dive into the world of politics, elections and public opinion in conversations with journalists, decision makers and the pollsters tapping into what the country is thinking.

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    • 4.9, 61 Ratings

CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier takes a deep dive into the world of politics, elections and public opinion in conversations with journalists, decision makers and the pollsters tapping into what the country is thinking.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Mxx33 ,

Love it

Éric is great, smartly analyzing the polls without bias. I heard him first on the power and politics podcast and then scooped this one up as soon as I saw it.

Noctivagant Zephyr ,

Grenier knows what he’s talking about

Aside from the smooth voice, Éric Grenier is just fun to listen to. Great topic choices, always has an excellent rapport with his guests, and his statistical knowledge and understanding is beyond reproach. If you’re interested in Canadian politics, from the national on down to the municipal, you want to listen to this podcast. Like anyone, he doesn’t know everything about all things, but he comes close enough because he clearly does his research and loves what he does. Great podcast all around.

MxOle ,

One of the best

This is easily the geekiest podcast I listen to among a group of tough contenders, and this is a huge compliment. The Pollcast is exactly what you want from CBC politics: Eric Grenier is knowledgeable and engaging, and he can address both Anglo and Franco-Canadian politics and in all parts of the country; he is the rare interviewer who wants to hear what his guests have to say; he doesn't interrupt and he asks pertinent questions. A few suggestions: expand into municipal politics more, such as the recent Calgary mayoral election; the episodes with Eric and Nick Gamache had a nice dynamic, so possibly add Nick as a co-host full or part time; check in with provincial correspondents from each province's capital to get a feel about how political dynamics are shifting around the country. I know Canada (thankfully) doesn't have as many elections as other countries, but try to use the polling premise as more of a way in to discuss Canadian politcs (federal, provincial, municipal, tribal) than as a way to disuss British or American or German elections. The focus generally stays on our politics, but with only one episode per week, I'd like the focus to be more completely on Canada than the world, when there are many, many shows that cover world politics. Or CBC should just expand the pod to twice a week!

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