Archive for the 'Podcasts' Category

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Tonight’s Keiran Pedley Ipsos-MORI podcast: Assessing the Conservative Party under Boris Johnson

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

This week Kieran Pedley is joined by former Deputy Chief of Staff to David Cameron, Baroness Kate Fall and by Asa Bennett, Brexit Editor at the Daily Telegraph.

Interspersed with insights from Ipsos MORI polling, they look at the state the Conservative Party finds itself in now; how it might differ from the party led by David Cameron; and the challenge posed to the future of the Conservatives in government by the election of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party.

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Keiran Pedley’s Ipsos-MORI Podcast: How does Starmer make it to Number 10?

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

On the inaugural Ipsos MORI Politics & Society podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Alastair Campbell and the Ipsos-MORI Chief Executive Ben Page to discuss historic poll ratings for the new Labour leader and where the Labour Party go from here after a historic defeat in December. You can listen to the podcast below:

Keiran Pedley

Keiran, who used to run the Politicalbetting/Polling Matters Podcasts is no stranger to PB. He is now Research Director, Public Affairs, at Ipsos MORI



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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. Election preview / will there be a hung parliament?

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

On the latest PB / Polling Matters podcast, Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi delve deep into the numbers to preview what will happen Thursday. They ask ‘who has had a good or bad campaign?’ and crucially ‘Will there be a hung parliament?’

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New PB / Polling Matters podcast. And they’re off! General Election 2019 kicks off.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi look at the numbers as a December 12th election is announced. Who is best placed? What is the path to victory for each party and what should we look out for in the coming weeks?

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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. Where do we go from here and what do the public make of it all?

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

After the most chaotic week in Westminster since the last one, Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi sit down and discuss how it is all playing out in the court of public opinion and where we go from here.

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Wise thoughts on how the Tories would do in a snap general election from Keiran Pedley

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Is Keiran right and we might be overstating Tory chances?

We haven’t seen Keiran Pedley of the PB/Polling Matters Podcast for a few weeks because he’s just become a father.

When I first saw the above Tweets I thought they were very pertinent. The experience of PMs who seek to hold general elections early isn’t good with TMay, whose poll ratings were far better than Johnson’s, being the most recent example.

We know from the Scotland-only polling that the Tories could suffer north of the border where they made 12 gains at GE2017. Also it is hard to evaluate the likely impact of the revived LDs who are polling at nearly three times the level of where they were at GE2017.

Also so much is uncertain over Brexit and what might happen in the Commons in the next week or so.

Mike Smithson


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NEW PB / Polling Matters podcast. So Boris Johnson is PM. What now?

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

On this week’s podcast, Keiran Pedley and Leo Barasi look back at a momentous week in British politics and ask what happens next?

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Latest Polling Matters podcast on the US Democratic debate reaction & more on Hunt vs Johnson

Friday, June 28th, 2019

On this week’s Polling Matters podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ariel Edwards-Levy of the Huffington Post to discuss the latest developments in the race to face Donald Trump in 2020 following this week’s Democratic debates.

Later in the show, Keiran looks at the most recent public opinion numbers on Hunt vs Johnson.

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