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Each week, Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what survey really show, and what the numbers actually mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, the Marist College Poll.

Lee Miringoff (Director of MIPO), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), Jay DeDapper (Director of Strategy + Innovation), Mary Griffith (Associate Director), and frequent expert guests, dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.

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Each week, Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what survey really show, and what the numbers actually mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, the Marist College Poll.

Lee Miringoff (Director of MIPO), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), Jay DeDapper (Director of Strategy + Innovation), Mary Griffith (Associate Director), and frequent expert guests, dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.

    Biden's Best Week & Distrust in the Media

    Biden's Best Week & Distrust in the Media

    So, is President Biden getting stuff done after all? It's been a busy week for Biden, but is it enough to change what Americans think of him?

    Then, American distrust of the media. It's not what it appears -- it just depends on how you ask the question.

    Finally, Lee's Fun Fact looks at something that you have hopefully been using all summer: sunscreen!

    • 22 min
    Kansas Abortion Stunner + Housing Cost Crisis

    Kansas Abortion Stunner + Housing Cost Crisis

    "What's the matter with Kansas?"...has become "Who expected that from Kansas?"

    This week, Kansas voters overwhelmingly voted against a proposed amendment to the state constitution to remove protections for abortion rights. What does that portend for the midterms?

    Then, the U.S. has been facing some extreme weather and Americans are finally taking notice of climate change. But is it too little, too late?

    Next, New York Times journalist Emily Badger joins to talk about the current housing market and the American struggle to find affordable housing.

    Finally, Lee's Fun Fact looks at the heatwave of 1955. Can you guess the temperature?

    • 24 min
    Young Dems & Biden: Where’s the Love?

    Young Dems & Biden: Where’s the Love?

    Broadly speaking, young Democrats are not Joe Biden fans. Why are they so unhappy and what could it mean for the midterms and beyond?

    The Economist data journalist Elliott Morris joins to talk about that and his new book. It’s all about the polling biz and why it’s a critical part of a functioning democracy.

    • 21 min
    Jan. 6 Hearings Fallout & Inflation Woes

    Jan. 6 Hearings Fallout & Inflation Woes

    This week's Poll Hub looks at the American divide over the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and the impact of the hearings that have followed.

    Then, prices are rising and Americans say it’s their top issue going into the midterms.

    Finally, are you a name or face person? For Lee’s Fun Fact, we asked an old question on a recent poll to see if things have changed.

    • 22 min
    Healthcare Debt & American Funk

    Healthcare Debt & American Funk

    This week's Poll Hub looks at the impact healthcare debt is having on Americans.

    Then, America is in a funk. Pride in the country is at a record low. Americans are unhappy with the state of the country, but don't agree on why.

    Finally, are high prices making you rethink your summer vacation plans? This week's Fun Fact heads back to the 50's to see how much a family trip cost then.

    • 20 min
    Now What? The End of Roe v. Wade

    Now What? The End of Roe v. Wade

    Two weeks after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, we take a closer look at our data with our special guest and Professor of Law at Penn State University, Dara E. Purvis, to discuss the decision and its implications for the country.

    Then, we dive into state politics with a closer look at Governor Kathy Hochul’s sweeping victory in the New York Democratic primary. Will she be able to help get Democrats elected in tough congressional races this fall?

    Finally, America was very divided in the 50s...over bubblegum

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

C Hofbeezy ,

13 ratings??

I live and breathe by this podcast. It’s great. All the A+ pollsters like Marist called the race for Trump and so I got to be depressed much earlier than most. I keep listening because it helps me understand what people are thinking since they don’t make any sense to me on Facebook.

Shellbar1 ,

Excellent data, but unsubstantiated opinions need to stop

Just listened to episode on Women's History Month. When the hosts and the editor stated that female students face "so many obstacles" that impede women incollege from such things as going to law school, they forget to mention that more women now attend law school than men. In fact, more women graduate from college overall than men, and that gap is growing. This conflation with fact makes me wonder how reliable their podcast information is.

Thee Madam Bomb ,

Not a time waster.

Nice job of digging into polls, including those done by the producers, as well as those done by others. Nice to hear frank talk about polls and polling. Gets a little wonky at times but much better than just some surface gab about the numbers.

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