Indy Politics talks with Stephen Spiker of Mason Strategies LLC, the pollster who conducted its survey this past week of the U.S. Senate race, approval ratings of various Indiana public officials and Hoosier sentiments regarding hate crimes and a possible increase in the cigarette tax.

Spiker explains the methodology, how polls should be read and whether they can be used to predict the outcomes of electoral contests.

Each Leon-Tailored Audio segment runs about nine minutes.