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A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with CTV News' pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle.

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A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with CTV News' pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle.

    Where polls went wrong in 2016 and what that means in 2020

    Where polls went wrong in 2016 and what that means in 2020

    It's election season! CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos get you up to speed with a U.S. election night primer: what you need to watch for and the critical different between national and state polling. Also, Nik and Michael discuss what the outcomes of two federal byelections and several provincial campaigns means for a potential general election call. It’s Trend Line time!

     

    • 19 min
    Pandemic pressures taking a toll on Canadians’ mental health

    Pandemic pressures taking a toll on Canadians’ mental health

    CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how Canadians’ concerns about COVID-19 are surging again as Canada experiences a second wave of the virus; what the selection of Annamie Paul as Green Party leader will mean for federal politics; and Nik weighs in on why Joe Biden's lead may not be so comfortably large as the polls would have you believe.

    • 21 min
    Potential paralysis on U.S. election night

    Potential paralysis on U.S. election night

    CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how U.S. President Donald Trump could be trying to “devalue” mail-in ballots ahead of the upcoming election. Also, Nik gives an update on the national ballot tracking numbers and discusses whether provincial governments are taking a gamble by holding elections during a pandemic. 

    Note: This episode was recorded on Wednesday, September 30th. 

    • 18 min
    Prepping for a COVID speech from the throne

    Prepping for a COVID speech from the throne

    CTVNews.ca's Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss what we should watch for in the upcoming Throne Speech; and what shape are the opposition parties in ahead of what could be a snap election?Also, are Erin O'Toole's ambitions to triple the Conservative caucus in Quebec realistic?

    • 12 min
    Hints at strategy from new Tory leader; Fear and election night in the U.S.

    Hints at strategy from new Tory leader; Fear and election night in the U.S.

    CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how politicians on both sides of the border are reacting to calls for racial justice and what new Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole needs to do to make himself known to Canadians. Also, Nik looks ahead to what we can expect to see on election night in the U.S.

    • 29 min
    Will Trudeau put an 'orange-flavoured' poison pill in the throne speech?

    Will Trudeau put an 'orange-flavoured' poison pill in the throne speech?

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss whether Chrystia Freeland is now the most powerful minister since the Second World War, and if the Liberal speech from the throne will contain something that will trigger an election. Also, the pair discuss the Conservative leadership race. And, why are Canadians feeling more anger towards the federal government?

    • 21 min

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