Earbud_U, Season Five, Episode # 8 – John Zogby, Political Pollster, Strategist, Data Analyst, Trend Spotter, Author, Entrepreneur

It’s popular, trite, and somewhat cliché to say, when talking about the current social and political state of America, that “the things that unite us should be stronger than the things that divide us.”

But this an American conception of unity and solidarity that only began historically after the ugly mess of the Civil War in the 1860’s.

Today in America, we are divided by political lines, social lines, and even class lines, in as almost a pernicious way as we were in the decade leading up to the Civil War.

Now, I’m not an advocate for armed conflict—this is a peace building podcast, after all—but I am an advocate for analyses, understanding, strategy, and planning.

So that we can get out of the mess we currently find ourselves in.

Our guest today, John Zogby, is probably the most famous pollster that you’ve answered the phone for, but have never heard of.

Along with the Gallup Organization, and Nate Silver’s efforts over at FiveThirtyEight, Zogby has carved out a unique niche in American public life.

His analysis on this podcast episode is delivered without fluff and with hope.

Which we all need more of these days.

Hope is the eraser for despair, and since this is our last episode in our 5th season, I want to thank you for listening, for commenting, and for your feedback.

This last episode acts as a “bookend” to our first episode of the season with Bathabile (who’s got her own podcast now, you should go listen to it) and serves as a way of moving forward past despair.

As usual, connect with John and John Zogby Strategies all the ways that you can by clicking on the links below:

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