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Episode 10: Reviewing Voter Registration & Voter Turnout Trends in Colorado

In this episode, we discuss the evolving Democrat strategy to stop the Trump Administration’s agenda. Segment #1 – Voter Registration Trends in Colorado From December 1st, 2015 to December 1st 2016, voter registration increased by 324,153. Among those registered voters, 40% identified as Democrat, 28% as unaffiliated, 26% as Republican and 6% with a [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:53+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|

Episode 9: The Democrat Strategy to Stop the Trump Administration

In this episode, we discuss the evolving Democrat strategy to stop the Trump Administration’s agenda. Segment #1 – What is Being Reported by Media About Democrat Soul Searching Democrats have lost the support of traditional working families Donald Trump talked more about the struggling economy and how to fix it New York Times Article [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:53+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

Episode 8: What Happened in Colorado?

In this episode we discuss the election results in Colorado and give our thoughts on politics in our home state. Segment #1 – Turnout in Colorado What did turnout look like in Colorado? Was it substantially different from 2012? Why didn’t Colorado “ride the Trump wave”? Segment #2 – State of the Political Parties [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:53+00:00 December 8th, 2016|

Episode 7: What a Recount Means and Where the Polls Went Wrong

In this episode we discuss what really happens during a recount, and then try to give at least some explanation for what happened with political polling this year and why very few were predicting a victory for Donald Trump. Segment #1 – Recounts What does a recount mean? What does the process look like? [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:53+00:00 December 1st, 2016|

Episode 5: Election Day Predictions and Voting Trends

In this episode Courtney, Ryan and David make their Election Day predictions for president and ballot issues and comment on early voting trends in Colorado. Who will win Colorado and by how much? Using data, who will win nationally and why? Colorado ballot issues: right to die, minimum wage, Raise the Bar Don't forget to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:57+00:00 November 11th, 2016|

Episode 4: Colorado Early Voting Trends and the Election

In this episode we discuss early voting data, how to analyze it, what we are seeing this cycle compared to other historical trends. We also talk about some polling that was released and our general thoughts on where voter opinion is going. Segment #1: What Does our Latest Ballot Return Report Show Ballot Report: [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:57+00:00 October 31st, 2016|

Episode 3: Republican Party Challenges Attracting New Voters and the Final Presidential Debate

In this episode the team discusses the data and trends behind the decline of voters identifying with the Republican Party, why we think this is happening and our thoughts on the final presidential debate. This includes taking a look at the raw numbers for the Republican Party, exploring why exactly voters are leaving the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:57+00:00 October 28th, 2016|

Episode 2: Understanding the Art of Microtargeting, Voter Data Mining and Predictive Analytics in Campaigns

In this episode we discuss the fundamentals of microtargeting, voter data mining and predictive analytics. We talk about why this data is so valuable, how we generate it and how it can be used to give a campaign an edge on their opponent. Segment #1 – The End Result of Predictive Modeling What is [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:57+00:00 October 6th, 2016|

Episode 1: Polling 101 the Basics of Voter Opinion Polling

In the debut episode of Smarter Politics, the team at Magellan Strategies break down what determines if a poll is right or wrong, how polls are conducted (including the differences in robocalling and cell phone interviews), online interviews, weighting, and why conducting an opinions survey on social media networking sites like Facebook and Twitter [...]

By | 2017-05-22T20:15:57+00:00 October 4th, 2016|