Poll Hub Podcast

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean.

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Apr 19, 2024

Women in Sports: Show Them the Money

What are New Yorkers thinking? We're going deep into the data from our latest NYS poll. Next, Caitlin Clark and women's basketball have been the talk of the town, but why aren't the big ratings translating into bigger paychecks? Finally, what's your greatest indulgence? This fun fact is our guilty pleasure.

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Apr 12, 2024

A Deeper Dive into Our Data

We're coming back for a second look at the data from our recent poll with NPR & the PBS NewsHour about what's uniting and dividing Americans. Then, we take a look at what Americans have thought about past eclipses and how that compared with this week's event. We finish with a million-dollar question. Literally!

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Apr 05, 2024

Is Gen Z Really All That Different from Boomers?

Our latest poll with NPR and the PBS NewsHour has Biden slowly regaining some support but there's a lot more to the data than that headline. Then, there's evidence Gen Z may be very different from Boomers as they age. Philip Bump joins to looks at this theory from a data perspective. Finally, did "Jurassic Park" confuse how we think about dinosaurs?

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Mar 29, 2024

Too Much TikTok?

Dems always dream of turning Texas purple. What are the odds this time around? Then, it seems like everyone under 30 is on TikTok but plenty of politicians want to force the company to spin out a U.S.-owned version. What do Americans think of all this? Finally, we saved the best for last. What is your favorite flavor of the American classic, Jell-O?

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Mar 22, 2024

Will AI Change the Classroom?

Our first battleground state polls for 2024 are out and we're looking deep into the data to understand what Georgia and North Carolina are telling us. It may be a long way from the election, but we have some insights on these Southern voters. Then, AI programs like Chat GPT are fast on the path to becoming embedded in everything we do. But, what's their place in schools? Parents, teachers, and students have different views so we're talking to them! Finally, do you think these are the best or worst years of your life? This week's fun fact has us debating...that very question.

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Mar 14, 2024

Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

President Biden delivered his State of the Union and many in the political media declared it a big success for him in this election year. But, it didn't seem to change the polls...and that's not a surprise. Then, we're looking at data that shows hybrid work is here to stay and at least some of that has to do with worker satisfaction. And, we finish with a hearty Erin Go Bragh! The fun fact uncovers if St. Patty's Day is really a holiday in the minds of most Americans.

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Mar 08, 2024

What's Up With That NY Times Poll?!?!

Last week's NY Times/Siena Poll made a big splash -- among hand-wringing Democrats and gleeful Republicans alike. But did the data deserve WAY more scrutiny? We're taking a look at the data and the narrative. And, we finish with a Fun Fact from 1939 that we think could, if polled today, yield very similar results.

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Mar 01, 2024

Dating Apps & Gen Z: No Honeymoon?

Are online dating sites and apps really popular or effective? We look at the data and how the latest generation's dating habits might surprise you. Then, Narcan is a life-saving tool in the face of a growing drug epidemic. It has widespread support, so why has the whole issue dropped out of the headlines? And finally, the groundhog predicted an early spring and this week's fun fact is hoping he's right! What's the best thing about spring?

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Feb 23, 2024

Fear of Vaccines on the Rise?

The new RSV vaccine is lifesaving, so why aren't more people getting it? We discuss how the pandemic has shifted the conversation on vaccines. Then, is Gen Z really a generation of old souls? We're finding out from the real deal: two Gen Zers. Finally, pizza is an essential food group, but what are the proper toppings? A debate for the ages!

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Feb 16, 2024

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in America

Does diversity make us stronger? We're digging into our new poll on race relations and DEI with Marist's VP of DEI. We end on a fun takeaway... or takeout! Find out what we mean in this fun fact.

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