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Episode #11 - Do you hear the People's Party?

Episode #11 - Do you hear the People's Party?

David Coletto of Abacus Data joins me to discuss his polling and what to make of the rise of the PPC on this week's episode of The Writ.

This week on The Writ podcast:

In the news

  • David Coletto is the CEO of Abacus Data and hosts inFocus with David Coletto. He joins me to discuss how the race has unfolded so far and how the Liberal-NDP switchers are the key electorate that could decide the outcome of the election.

  • Coletto also describes the PPC’s emerging voting coalition, what is contributing to their rise and whether their vote will turn out on election day.

Questions and answers (with David)

  • How to explain the difference in the PPC’s support between online and IVR polls?

  • How do pollsters weed out dishonest respondents and avoid being tripped out by demographic unicorns?

  • What’s the best way to estimate who will turn out to vote?

Polls of the week


  • The 2015 Canadian federal election.

This week’s podcast title musical inspiration:

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The Writ
The Writ Podcast
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.