Apr 7 • 40M

Ep. #88: Ban the polls?

The party pollsters are back to discuss the proposed poll ban and how federal and provincial politics intersect.

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Éric Grenier
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.
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What should we make of the recommendation from Elections Ontario to ban the publication of polls in the last two weeks of an election campaign?

And the Prince Edward Island election earlier this week has got me thinking about the links between provincial and federal politics. How do voters separate, if it all, their partisan attachment to parties at the two levels of government?

The party pollsters are back to discuss.

Dan Arnold, chief strategy officer at Pollara, was director of research and advertising in the prime minister's office and the Liberals’ pollster during the last three federal election campaigns.

Andrew Enns is executive vice-president at Léger. He conducted polling for the Conservatives in Stephen Harper’s last three campaigns and has polled for provincial conservative parties across Canada.

James Valcke is director of research and strategy at Viewpoints Research, which has polled for the NDP in elections across the country. He has worked on various central campaigns, including the NDP's breakthrough 2011 election.

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