Jun 16 • 48M

Ep. 98: The history of polling in Canada

Christopher Adams on how polling got started and how far it's come

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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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Polls are ubiquitous in Canadian election campaigns, but that wasn’t always the case. Before political polling arrived in the 1940s, journalists and politicians had to go about gauging public opinion differently. But once polls made their way here, they became an indispensable part of Canadian politics.

Joining me this week to tell the story of the development of polling in Canada is Christopher Adams, rector of St. Paul’s College and adjunct professor in political studies at the University of Manitoba. Chris has worked in the industry and is now working on a history of polling.

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