Pulse Pod

The Cygnal Pulse Pod entertains and helps conservative politicos, operatives, and people who are just interested in politics learn more about polling and other aspects of campaigning.


Pulse Pod 44 – Dr. Frederick Barber

May 9, 2022
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent are joined by Dr. Frederick Barber, President of Response: AI, a full service and self-service market research firm which is a current partner of Cygnal’s. Together, they take a close look into Ad Testing–its advantages over other research methods such as Focus Groups, and ...
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Pulse Pod 43 – April National Voter Trends Panel

April 25, 2022
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Cygnal’s John Rogers, Director of Client Strategy, and Noah Wyhof-Rudnick, Director of Sampling & Innovation, share their insights from Cygnal’s April National Poll. Together, they dive into the most important trends concerning this recently conducted survey, and how those are shaping up the current electoral environment. Want ...
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Pulse Pod 42 – Dr. Peter Wish

April 11, 2022
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent are joined by Dr. Peter Wish, a campaign coach and strategist to political candidates, and author of the book, “The Candidate’s 7 Deadly Sins: Using Emotional Optics to Turn Political Vices into Virtues.” Together, they dive into the voter’s psychology, taking a close look ...
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Pulse Pod 41 – March National Voter Trends Panel

March 28, 2022
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Cygnal’s Brock McCleary, VP of Polling, and Noah Wyhof-Rudnick, Director of Sampling & Innovation, share their insights from Cygnal’s March National Poll. Together, they dive deep into the most important trends concerning this recently conducted survey, and how those are shaping up the current electoral environment.
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Pulse Pod 40 – James Shirley & Tab Berg

March 14, 2022
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent share their table with Cygnal’s analyst and data scientist James Shirley, together with Tab Berg, a consultant based in California and Founder/President of TABCommunications, Inc. Jointly, they dive deep into Predictive Analytics – what is it, how does it work, in which cases is ...
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Pulse Pod 39 – Cygnal Pollster Brock McCleary

February 28, 2022
On this episode of the Pulse Pod, Brent and Chris are joined by Cygnal’s experienced pollster and VP Brock McCleary to discuss the upcoming elections and touching on some major issues, including the current political environment (which is favorable towards Republicans), consequences of COVID policies, and shifting demographic trends.
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Pulse Pod 38 – Cygnal Pollsters John Rogers & Chris Lane

January 17, 2022
On this first Pulse Pod episode of 2022, Chris and Brent premiere the new podcast’s round table format. This time, they are joined by Chris Lane and John Rogers, two Cygnal team pollsters. They discuss the current general election macro environment, inflation concerns, and key demographics of voters moving into midterm season.
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Pulse Pod 37 – Noah Rudnick

December 22, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Cygnal Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent share a preview for next year, as the current format of the podcast is being updated, moving from its usual intro + interview structure to a new style that will include some round table discussions and the sharing of very unique data collected ...
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Matt Gould–Pulse Pod 36

November 15, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Cygnal Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent discuss the burst of optimism among Republicans stemming from the Virginia race. Yet, the two reiterate the importance of how different federal elections are from smaller campaigns that focus on local issues moving into 2022 Midterms. Simplistic messaging stood out as the winning ...
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Josh Penry–Pulse Pod 35

October 18, 2021
On this week’s episode of the Pulse Pod, Chris and Brent discuss different types of survey responses. This year shows a particularly high rate of over-response among Republicans, meaning they want their voices to be heard when it comes to certain topics and issues. However, experience has shown us that a high survey response rate ...
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