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Political campaigns and politics have become more crazy, confusing and polarizing than ever before. What are political candidates and campaigns really thinking? Listen to an insightful and engaging discussion each week from the senior staff of Magellan Strategies. Each week veteran pollsters and campaign operatives David Flaherty, Courtney Gibbon and Ryan Winger talk about current events, politics, campaigns and how using voter data, technology and survey research leads to smarter politics.

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Political campaigns and politics have become more crazy, confusing and polarizing than ever before. What are political candidates and campaigns really thinking? Listen to an insightful and engaging discussion each week from the senior staff of Magellan Strategies. Each week veteran pollsters and campaign operatives David Flaherty, Courtney Gibbon and Ryan Winger talk about current events, politics, campaigns and how using voter data, technology and survey research leads to smarter politics.

    S3 EP 1: Polling in the Time of Coronavirus

    S3 EP 1: Polling in the Time of Coronavirus

    In this episode we discuss the business of conducting polls in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic before reviewing some recent polls on President Trump’s handling of the crisis. We then discuss the government response at both the federal and state level, covering everything from the stimulus package being debated in Congress to local stay-at-home orders here in Colorado.

    • 1 hr
    S2 EP 6: The Politics of Gun Control

    S2 EP 6: The Politics of Gun Control

    Today we are going to discuss one of the politics of gun control. We will discuss the current state and federal gun control laws, some new gun control proposals coming from the Democratic candidates for President, and the ever-changing gun control positions of President Trump. We also discuss how Republican candidates and incumbents could communicate their more effectively. 

    Show Notes: https://www.magellanstrategies.com/season-2-episode-6-politics-of-gun-control

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S2 EP 5: Our TABOR Survey

    S2 EP 5: Our TABOR Survey

    In this episode, our latest survey of Colorado voters on TABOR and Proposition CC, where things stand right now and what it means for this year and beyond.

    Segment 1: Proposition CC?
    Segment 2: Key Takeaways on TABOR?
    Segment 3: Petition Gathering in Colorado
    Segment 4: Governor Hickenlooper and the U.S. Senate Race
    Segment 5: Wrap Up

    Show Notes: https://www.magellanstrategies.com/season-2-episode-5-discussion-about-our-tabor-survey

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S2 EP 4: Discussing Round 2 of the Democratic Presidential Debates

    S2 EP 4: Discussing Round 2 of the Democratic Presidential Debates

    In this episode, we discuss last week’s second round of the Democratic Presidential Debates. How were they different from the first round? Who did well? Who did poorly? Who has a lot more work to do? Have the tiers moved, and is there anyone new that could actually win the Democratic nomination?

    Show Notes: https://www.magellanstrategies.com/season-2-episode-4-discussing-round-2-of-the-democratic-presidential-debates

    • 1 hr 33 min
    S2 EP 3: Our Poll of Likely 2020 Colorado Voters

    S2 EP 3: Our Poll of Likely 2020 Colorado Voters

    In this episode, we discuss our Colorado 2020 General Election Survey that we released this week. Where does President Trump stand going into 2020? Governor Polis’ Approval and potential recall? Was there overreach during the 2019 legislative question?

    Show notes: https://www.magellanstrategies.com/season-2-episode-3-magellan-colorado-2020-general-election-survey-discussion

    • 38 min
    S2 EP 2: The Democratic Debates

    S2 EP 2: The Democratic Debates

    In this episode, we discuss last week’s Democratic Debates. Who did well? Who has work to do? What are the tiers, and how many of these candidates could actually win the Democratic nomination?

    • 1 hr 8 min

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