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Episode 34: An Interview with Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode, we welcome our first guest on the show, ProgressNow Colorado’s Ian Silverii. Ian Silverii provides an experienced and informed Democrat point of view to our discussion about the national and Colorado political landscape. Topics that are discussed include Congressman Ed Perlmutter’s withdrawal from the Governor’s race, Donald Trump’s influence on [...]

By | 2017-07-21T18:00:48+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Episode 33: Five Insights From the Clinton Campaign Memoir, Shattered

In this episode, the Magellan team discusses five insights into the 2016 Clinton Presidential Campaign memoir, Shattered. It is a fascinating book, and delivers a well-documented, truthful story of what happened to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign is a New [...]

By | 2017-07-19T17:01:46+00:00 July 13th, 2017|

Episode 32: Evaluating Jared Polis and the Democrat Candidates for Colorado Governor

In this episode, we discuss the big announcement of Congressman Jared Polis’s entry into the Democratic race for Colorado Governor. The discussion also covers the impact on the other Democrat candidates in the race, and who is a perceived winner or loser. Jared Polis’s Campaign Priorities – To our surprise Jared Polis has [...]

By | 2017-07-19T16:58:50+00:00 June 15th, 2017|

Episode 31: An Analysis of the 2018 Senate Battleground Districts in Colorado

In this episode, we look ahead to 2018 at key State Senate districts in Colorado, and provide insight into how we view the fundamental demographics and the true competitiveness of each district. Key State Senate Districts Senate District 3 Democrat Leroy Garcia won this Pueblo district with just under 55% of the vote [...]

By | 2017-05-26T22:09:17+00:00 May 26th, 2017|

Episode 30: Colorado Legislative Session Wrap-Up

In this episode, we discuss the end of the Colorado legislative session, which big issues were tackled, and where there still remains work to be done. We’ll refer back to our January 10th podcast on which issues were top priorities – that podcast can be found here. Show Segments Fixing Colorado’s Crowded Crumbling Roads [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Episode 29: Colorado Voter Opinion Survey Results Part 2

In this episode, we finish discussing the results of our Colorado survey. We cover the topics of repealing and replacing Obamacare and how well the Democrat and Republican parties are connecting with Colorado voters. We also discuss voter opinion of a building a wall along the Mexican border, the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

Episode 28: Cory Gardner & Donald Trump Approval Ratings in Colorado

In this episode, we discuss part one of our recently released survey of likely 2018 voters in Colorado with relation to Trump approval ratings. Segment 1: Survey of Likely 2018 Voters in Colorado We begin by discussing decisions about survey weighting, and why we chose to weight the survey as we did. Simply put, [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

Episode 27: President Trump’s First 100 Days and France’s Presidential Election

In this episode, we discuss the recent round of polls showing voter opinion of President Trump’s first 100 days. How important are these polls, how relevant are they to the 2018 midterm elections, and what are some important indicators? We then briefly discuss France’s Presidential election, the polling, and what it suggests for the [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

Episode 26: How to Run a Data-Driven Political Campaign

In this episode, we take a break from current events and discuss the fundamental steps of putting together a successful data driven political campaign. We walk through all the steps that we follow for our clients so you have a better understanding of how data and campaign strategy come together. The Steps to Run [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Episode 25: Special Elections and Their Insight Into 2018 Midterms

In this episode, we take a look at some special elections being held around the country, and explore what they may reveal about the 2018 midterm elections. We also check in on Colorado’s Democratic candidates for governor, now that two more have made it official. Segment 1: What’s So Special About Special Elections? Campaign [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 April 13th, 2017|