Josh Kraushaar: A National Reporter’s Perspective on How Politicians Could Better Work w/ the Media

Josh Kraushaar: A National Reporter’s Perspective on How Politicians Could Better Work w/ the Media

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.

Episode 8: Polling 101 PART 2 with David Flaherty

Episode 8: Polling 101 PART 2 with David Flaherty

http://traffic.libsyn.com/politicaltradesecrets/PTS008_Part_2_Polling_101_with_David_Flaherty-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe to the show on iTunes [Click Here] Like what you hear? Please leave a quick review [Click Here] and let us know what you think! [After you click the links above, click the “View in iTunes” button if your iTunes app doesn’t automatically open up]   Republican Pollster and President of Magellan Strategies presents great insight into how to plan your polling, get the best results for your campaign’s strategy, and the challenges facing pollsters in the 2016 GOP Primary   This week we continue our conversation with Republican pollster, David Flaherty, in Part 2 of our Polling 101 series. In Part 2, we go further in depth on polling and survey research and how it can help you win your election.  We discuss what a good polling plan looks like and the important work that is required of the campaign in order to get the best results from your benchmark poll. We then go into the 2016 Presidential Election and specifically the challenges facing pollsters trying to measure support for 16 different candidates. David then gives his advice on how people should evaluate and how the media should report on the public polls in the presidential election. If you haven’t already, please check out Part 1, where David 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. If you’ve listened to Part 1, you know that David Flaherty has years of experience working with data and voter files and is known as an expert...
Episode 6: David Flaherty on Polling 101 PART 1

Episode 6: David Flaherty on Polling 101 PART 1

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.

Episode 2: Lee Vasche Hits Grassroots, Micro-targeting, & Getting the Most out of Your Polling

Episode 2: Lee Vasche Hits Grassroots, Micro-targeting, & Getting the Most out of Your Polling

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.