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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.

    Canada's vaccine strategy: mismanaged or just badly communicated?

    Canada's vaccine strategy: mismanaged or just badly communicated?

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the potential political fallout over the Liberal government's vaccine messaging, and if there's a divide emerging between various federal and provincial conservative parties. Also, Nik highlights some tracking numbers that show the federal NDP and Greens picking up support.

    • 18 min
    Four more years? Trump's already musing about a 2024 rematch with Biden

    Four more years? Trump's already musing about a 2024 rematch with Biden

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss the preliminary results of the U.S. election and how different polling methodologies performed in predicting who would come out ahead. Also, what happens when various public health officials aren’t using the same playbook? Nik weighs in on the potential impact.

    • 24 min
    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

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