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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.

    The 'cocktail of pessimism' affecting our feelings about a prosperous future

    The 'cocktail of pessimism' affecting our feelings about a prosperous future

    CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss Canadians' feelings on the standard of living for future generations.

    Also, Nik discusses why the Ontario NDP may be disappointed by some recent survey numbers ahead of the coming provincial election.

    Finally, Nik discusses Canadians' perceptions on the health threat posed by Americans amid global concern around the Omicron coronavirus variant.

    • 15 min
    Nanos: We're seeing a 'full-on assault' on O'Toole's leadership

    Nanos: We're seeing a 'full-on assault' on O'Toole's leadership

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the status of the opposition parties ahead of Parliament's return next week, including how Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is faring amid challenges from within his own party.

    And as representatives from the U.S. and Canada are set to meet, what do the two countries have in common? Nik breaks it down for us with ten years of accumulated data.

    • 19 min
    Post-election honeymoon? Not so much. And how the Liberals are 'doubling down on the environmental file'

    Post-election honeymoon? Not so much. And how the Liberals are 'doubling down on the environmental file'

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss some surprises in the latest federal tracking numbers and whether Alta. Premier Jason Kenney is in political trouble. Also, with the COP26 summit ongoing, how do Canadians feel about taking drastic action on climate change? Nik explains some of his recent polling.

    This episode used a survey from Innovative Research Group, you can find more details here: https://innovativeresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CTM2109-AB-Report-Release-1-1.pdf

    • 15 min
    Coronavirus no longer the #1 issue of concern for Canadians / When we might get a hint at Trudeau's plans for his future

    Coronavirus no longer the #1 issue of concern for Canadians / When we might get a hint at Trudeau's plans for his future

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how the environment has moved ahead of the coronavirus as the top unprompted issue of concern for Canadians. What does that mean for the Canadian political landscape? Nik weighs in.

    Also, how long will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stay on as leader of the Liberal Party? For Nik, there could be some signals sprinkled throughout the upcoming speech from the throne.

    Trend Line is back on our regular publishing schedule. You can find us wherever you get your podcasts every two weeks.

    • 13 min
    Nik on the election results, where each party stands and why Annamie Paul was 'stabbed in the front'

    Nik on the election results, where each party stands and why Annamie Paul was 'stabbed in the front'

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos do a recap of the polling from the 2021 federal election and dive into where each party now stands.

    Nik weighs in on whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should have delivered a different speech on election night, where the Conservatives go from here and what the Green Party should do after the resignation of Annamie Paul.

    Trend Line will return on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    • 15 min
    The final numbers and what to watch for tonight

    The final numbers and what to watch for tonight

    CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos break down the final poll numbers of the campaign and discuss what to look for tonight, when you're watching the results come in on the live special CTV NEWS: ELECTION 2021. 

    • 10 min

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