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Trend Line

A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with CTV News' pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 19 min
CTVNews.ca’s Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden. Also, we assess the impact Canada’s sputtering vaccine rollout is having on federal and provincial governments. Plus, is it time to get real about the prospect of a spring election? 
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CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss whether Canadians believe Prime Minister Trudeau when he says everyone in the country will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by September. Also, a report card of sorts is out: How do the feds and provinces rank on their coronavirus responses? Spoiler: there's room for everyone to improve. A programming note from the Trend Line team: Michael Stittle wil...
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CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss what could be behind Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's preferred PM bump and the impact of regional anger on today's federal politics.  Also, former ambassador to the United States Michael Kergin joins the show to discus the new Biden administration, the prolonged border closure and what a change in the White House means for Canada's relat...
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Trend Line takes a look back on 12 months that nobody could have predicted. CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the year that was, whether anyone emerged as a political winner amid the pandemic, and revisit some prophetic analysis. Also, what's coming up in 2021? Tariff announcements, maybe. Hopefully they'll come during regular business hours.
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CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the potential political fallout over the Liberal government's vaccine messaging, and if there's a divide emerging between various federal and provincial conservative parties. Also, Nik highlights some tracking numbers that show the federal NDP and Greens picking up support.
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CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss the preliminary results of the U.S. election and how different polling methodologies performed in predicting who would come out ahead. Also, what happens when various public health officials aren’t using the same playbook? Nik weighs in on the potential impact.
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It's election season! CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos get you up to speed with a U.S. election night primer: what you need to watch for and the critical different between national and state polling. Also, Nik and Michael discuss what the outcomes of two federal byelections and several provincial campaigns means for a potential general election call. It’s Trend Line time!  
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CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how Canadians’ concerns about COVID-19 are surging again as Canada experiences a second wave of the virus; what the selection of Annamie Paul as Green Party leader will mean for federal politics; and Nik weighs in on why Joe Biden's lead may not be so comfortably large as the polls would have you believe.
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CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how U.S. President Donald Trump could be trying to “devalue” mail-in ballots ahead of the upcoming election. Also, Nik gives an update on the national ballot tracking numbers and discusses whether provincial governments are taking a gamble by holding elections during a pandemic.  Note: This episode was recorded on Wednesday, September 30th. 
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September 18, 2020 12 min
CTVNews.ca's Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss what we should watch for in the upcoming Throne Speech; and what shape are the opposition parties in ahead of what could be a snap election?Also, are Erin O'Toole's ambitions to triple the Conservative caucus in Quebec realistic?
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CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how politicians on both sides of the border are reacting to calls for racial justice and what new Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole needs to do to make himself known to Canadians. Also, Nik looks ahead to what we can expect to see on election night in the U.S.
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CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss whether Chrystia Freeland is now the most powerful minister since the Second World War, and if the Liberal speech from the throne will contain something that will trigger an election. Also, the pair discuss the Conservative leadership race. And, why are Canadians feeling more anger towards the federal government?
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CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how Canadians feel about transitioning to a green economy during the pandemic; if the recent upward trend in consumer confidence will remain after CERB ends; and did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s testimony before a Commons committee help or hurt the Liberals?
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CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how the WE scandal is impacting support for the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; a look at how parties try to “crowd out” the news cycle; and how recent surveys show Canadians are at a tipping point when it comes to dealing with China.
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CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the government's historic fiscal snapshot that revealed a projected deficit in the hundreds of billions; why an overwhelming majority of Canadians want to keep the border closed; and latest numbers that show just how divided we are when it comes to how to fix systemic racism in the RCMP.
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CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how concern over the coronavirus is fluctuating in Canada; what strong Liberal numbers mean for a possible early election call; and Nik makes a prediction on how collaborative the government will be over the next few months.
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Guest host Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the calls for politicians to go beyond “pretty words” when it comes to anti-Black racism; if mixed messaging will undo the goodwill political leaders earned during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the hesitations Canadians still have to reopening the border.
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CTV News' Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may keep up his regular COVID-19 press conferences and if the coronavirus is still a top concern for Canadians. Also, did someone say Stephen Harper?
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Nik and Michael discuss where Canadians stand on the U.S. border; and how the economy is rebounding as a top concern. Want to see the data? You can watch Trend Line on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzHOgGvydCmsZNyECKYu2uhESwTTz1Rs 
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Nik and Michael discuss how COVID-19 is impacting consumer confidence and why some Conservative critiques of the federal government’s response might not be resonating with Canadians.
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