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24 minutes | 11 days ago
Four more years? Trump's already musing about a 2024 rematch with Biden
CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss the preliminary results of the U.S. election and how different polling methodologies performed in predicting who would come out ahead. Also, what happens when various public health officials aren’t using the same playbook? Nik weighs in on the potential impact.
20 minutes | 25 days ago
Where polls went wrong in 2016 and what that means in 2020
It's election season! CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos get you up to speed with a U.S. election night primer: what you need to watch for and the critical different between national and state polling. Also, Nik and Michael discuss what the outcomes of two federal byelections and several provincial campaigns means for a potential general election call. It’s Trend Line time!
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Prepping for a COVID speech from the throne
CTVNews.ca's Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss what we should watch for in the upcoming Throne Speech; and what shape are the opposition parties in ahead of what could be a snap election?Also, are Erin O'Toole's ambitions to triple the Conservative caucus in Quebec realistic?
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Hints at strategy from new Tory leader; Fear and election night in the U.S.
CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how politicians on both sides of the border are reacting to calls for racial justice and what new Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole needs to do to make himself known to Canadians. Also, Nik looks ahead to what we can expect to see on election night in the U.S.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Will Trudeau put an 'orange-flavoured' poison pill in the throne speech?
CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss whether Chrystia Freeland is now the most powerful minister since the Second World War, and if the Liberal speech from the throne will contain something that will trigger an election. Also, the pair discuss the Conservative leadership race. And, why are Canadians feeling more anger towards the federal government?
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Should the economy go green amid the pandemic? Canadians deeply divided
CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how Canadians feel about transitioning to a green economy during the pandemic; if the recent upward trend in consumer confidence will remain after CERB ends; and did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s testimony before a Commons committee help or hurt the Liberals?
22 minutes | 4 months ago
WE controversy: Two steps forward, two steps back for the Liberals
CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how the WE scandal is impacting support for the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; a look at how parties try to “crowd out” the news cycle; and how recent surveys show Canadians are at a tipping point when it comes to dealing with China.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Will U.S. border closure slow Canada's economic recovery from COVID-19?
CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the government's historic fiscal snapshot that revealed a projected deficit in the hundreds of billions; why an overwhelming majority of Canadians want to keep the border closed; and latest numbers that show just how divided we are when it comes to how to fix systemic racism in the RCMP.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
A 'roller coaster' of COVID-19 concern
CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how concern over the coronavirus is fluctuating in Canada; what strong Liberal numbers mean for a possible early election call; and Nik makes a prediction on how collaborative the government will be over the next few months.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Mixed messages on COVID-19: Will it burn up earned political capital?
Guest host Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the calls for politicians to go beyond “pretty words” when it comes to anti-Black racism; if mixed messaging will undo the goodwill political leaders earned during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the hesitations Canadians still have to reopening the border.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
Why Trudeau may not cool it with the COVID-19 pressers
CTV News' Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may keep up his regular COVID-19 press conferences and if the coronavirus is still a top concern for Canadians. Also, did someone say Stephen Harper?
16 minutes | 6 months ago
Resounding consensus on U.S. border, economic concerns rebounding
Nik and Michael discuss where Canadians stand on the U.S. border; and how the economy is rebounding as a top concern. Want to see the data? You can watch Trend Line on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzHOgGvydCmsZNyECKYu2uhESwTTz1Rs
17 minutes | 7 months ago
Consumer confidence has 'fallen off a cliff'
Nik and Michael discuss how COVID-19 is impacting consumer confidence and why some Conservative critiques of the federal government’s response might not be resonating with Canadians.
14 minutes | 8 months ago
Don't panic amid a 'toxic cocktail of anxiety'
Nik and Michael talk about the ‘toxic cocktail of anxiety’ in Canada with the COVID-19 pandemic, market turmoil and how the federal government can ease Western alienation. Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday, March 12.
17 minutes | 9 months ago
Trudeau caught between promises and pipelines
Nik and Michael discuss a study on how Canadians view using taxpayer money to buy Trans Mountain and how the Trudeau government has responded to blockades supporting the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Also, the Conservatives are gaining in the polls as they choose their new leader.
16 minutes | 10 months ago
13-year study: How does Trudeau stack up so far against Harper?
Nik and Michael discuss a tracking study on how Canadians are feeling about the government. And it's not good news lately for the Libs. Also, Nik reacts after Peter MacKay’s communications team abruptly ends an interview with CTV News.
15 minutes | 10 months ago
Battle for the "heart and soul" of the Conservative party and new year, new look for the Liberal leader
Jan. 23: Nik and Michael discuss the Conservative leadership race, and why some candidates have already begun dropping out. And what's in a beard? Nik weight in on why it's of note when a prime minister sprouts facial hair. Shortly after recording this episode Rona Ambrose announced that she would not be entering the Conservative leadership race. You can see more on her announcement here: http://ctv.news/YkE1e0C
15 minutes | a year ago
The throne speech that will take your breath away (and not how you think)
Dec. 6: Nik and Michael break down the throne speech and take a look at what the preferred PM numbers say about Andrew Scheer's precarious position as the leader of the Conservative party. Plus, Nik reacts to the latest overseas "communications malfunction" from PM Trudeau. Also, this episode will be the final one of the season. We'll be back in 2020!
11 minutes | a year ago
Cabinet shakeup: Trudeau looks for Alberta connection
Nik and Michael discuss how the Liberals have dug deep within their talent pool to form a new federal cabinet and whether the shuffle will be enough to heal some of the divisions in the country. Also, Nik gets into what may be behind the promotion of several MPs from Quebec.
15 minutes | a year ago
Not the victory the Conservatives would have hoped for
We're back! Nik and Michael discuss the fallout from the federal election and take a look at the criticisms of Andrew Scheer's campaign. Also, reaction to May's resignation and the future of the Green Party.
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