In this episode, we speak with Josh Kraushaar, Political Editor at National Journal where he also writes a popular bi-weekly column “Against the Grain,” that takes a contrarian view to the typical Washington cliches and conventional wisdom.
Josh takes us behind the scenes and on the beat of a political reporter. We reverse engineer what it takes to be a good communications director or press secretary by getting Josh to give a national political reporter’s perspective on how campaigns and politicians could better handle the media and get their message out to voters.
This week, we present Part 1 of our Polling 101 series with Republican Pollster, David Flaherty, President of the Polling and Survey Research firm, Magellan Strategies.
Parts 1 and Part 2 provide candidates, campaign managers, and political consultants great insight into how to effectively use polling and get better results.
In Part 1, David Flaherty lays out everything you could possibly want to know about how polls are conducted, how to effectively use them, and what can be done to meet the challenges facing pollsters over the next decade.
For this installment of the Political Trade Secrets podcast, we’re grateful to be joined by Lee Vasche, founder of Triton Polling and Research and president of the Signature Gathering Company of Oregon.
Lee has a very interesting background and is an expert in two very different sides of politics: polling and ballot access. As a result, I have broken my interview with him into two separate podcasts.
In this episode, we take on Grassroots, Micro-targeting, and getting the most out of your Polling. Our guest, Lee Vasche, has an eclectic mix of talents including statistical analysis, advanced telecom systems, political organizing, and database administration. Lee began in politics leading large grassroots volunteer efforts. Then Lee started Triton Polling conducting research for Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns, and non-profit institutions. In 2011, Lee started The Signature Gathering Company of Oregon to help business friendly initiatives get on the ballot.