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Episode 6: He Actually Won?!

In this episode we discuss the biggest surprise in American politics since Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey for the Presidency in 1948. Segment #1 – Donald Trump Shocked the World and Got It Done Why did Donald Trump win? Were there changes to voter turnout compared to 2012? Was Donald Trump the reason the [...]

By |November 17th, 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 |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 |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 |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 |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 |October 4th, 2016|

Getting to Smarter Politics

Welcome to Smarter Politics, the Magellan Strategies Podcast, I’m David Flaherty, CEO and Founder of Magellan Strategies. However you came across our podcast, we are glad to have you. If you’re looking for breathless coverage of the Presidential Election, or listen to a so-called “political strategist” commenting on each and every word of Donald [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|