Politics: Meet Me in the Middle

In an age when saying the wrong thing in a Twitter post could leave you ghosted by onetime friends—or worse—we find our country torn apart at the political seams. But things don’t need to be this way. Constructive social discourse is not dead, it just needs a little resuscitation. From CurtCo Media. ​ Consider Meet Me in the Middle your political rehab. Each week, Ed Larson (Pulitzer Prize winning historian, author, and world-wide lecturer) invites guests from across the ideological spectrum—including politicians, activists, and celebrities—to sit down, discuss the issues, and if not find consensus, at least find common ground. So bring an open mind and remember, we’re more alike than different.



episode 43: 43 - 'Polling Revisited' with Monmouth University Polling Expert Patrick Murray

In this special re-release, we revisit our episode with the polling expert from Monmouth University Mr. Patrick Murray. Patrick demystifies the world of polling and helps explain how we should and shouldn’t approach the results come election time. 

1:47 How did Patrick first get started in poling

3:40 How can we tell if we are getting an honest opinion from pollsters

6:50 What lessons did we learn from the 2016 election

8:02 Does Patrick poll for the electoral college or the popular vote

10:22 Was the 2016 election polling so skewed because people were too afraid to vocalize their backing for President Trump

13:20 How are pollsters controlling for all the unique variables that the 2020 election brings

14:43 Patrick shares actionable advice when viewing the upcoming 2020 polls

16:40 How are the upcoming polls being affected by the pandemic

17:50 Does it matter who is funding the polls

20:05 Patrick rates the effects of all the popular stances and how they will ultimately sway who the public votes for


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Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson and Jane Albrecht

Produced and Edited by: Mike Thomas & AJ Moseley

Sound Engineering by: Michael Kennedy

Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick

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