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FiveThirtyEight Politics

Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

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October Surprises Don't Usually Decide Elections

The crew discusses this year's October surprises and the likelihood that a late development could shake up the race for president.
2020-10-27
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Model Talk: National And District-Level Polls Disagree

In this installment of Model Talk, Nate and Galen discuss why national, state and district-level polls are showing different levels of competitiveness in the 2020 election. They also answer listener questions.
2020-10-24
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The Second Debate Is Over And The Final Stage Of The Campaign Is Here

The crew reacts to the second and final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.
2020-10-23
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How Voting Is Going So Far

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Nathaniel Rakich join the podcast to discuss how voting laws and procedures have changed ahead of the 2020 vote and how they are being litigated.
2020-10-22
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The Most Competitive Races In 2020

Micah Cohen and Sarah Frostenson key in on the most competitive races in the 2020 election. They are not actually in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, even though those states may be the most important for winning the election.
2020-10-21
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Embrace The Uncertainty

The crew discusses how Biden's lead is similar or different from Clinton's in 2016. They also consider what kind of agenda Democrats might pursue were they to win full control of government this fall.
2020-10-20
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Model Talk: Why Democrats' Chances Of Winning The Senate Have Increased

In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss the current election forecasts and answer questions from listeners.
2020-10-17
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What We Learned From The Amy Coney Barrett Hearings

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on track to become the next Supreme Court Justice. Perry Bacon Jr. and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux discuss what we learned from her nomination hearings and how she would shape the Court.
2020-10-16
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The Sun Belt Could Decide Control Of The Senate

The crew looks at the state of the 2020 race in the Sun Belt states and also considers how Trump might be able to pull off a re-election win.
2020-10-13
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Model Talk: Trump's Position Worsens

In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss the latests movements in the 2020 election forecasts.
2020-10-09
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Pence And Harris Evade Questions In VP Debate

The crew reacts to the first and only vice presidential debate.
2020-10-08
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What We Know About The President's Health

During the four days since President Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus, the public has received limited and conflicting information about his health status. To make sense of the limited information we do have, the crew spoke with emergency room doctor Craig Spencer and presidential scholar Lara Brown.
2020-10-05
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Emergency Podcast: Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19

The podcast team reacts to the news that President Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-10-02
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Is The Supreme Court Losing Legitimacy?

In response to Republicans' move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy so close to the election, some Democrats have floated the idea of expanding or restructuring the court. In this installment of the podcast, law professor Daniel Epps speaks with Galen Druke about whether the legitimacy of the Supreme Court is in jeopardy and what kinds of reforms activists and scholars are considering.
2020-10-01
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Trump Interrupts To Point Of Chaos In First Debate

The crew reacts to the first 2020 presidential election debate.
2020-09-30
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The Politics Of Trump's Tax Returns

The New York Times reported on Sunday that President Trump paid $750 dollars in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and no federal income tax during ten of the previous fifteen years due to reported business losses. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew weighs the potential political implications of the report.
2020-09-29
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Trump Refuses To Commit To A Peaceful Transfer Of Power

In this emergency episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to the news that President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.
2020-09-24
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What Comes Next In The Fight To Fill Ginsburg?s Seat

So far, two Republican Senators -- Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski -- have announced their opposition to filling the Supreme Court seat that once belonged to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to the 2020 election. In this installment of the podcast, the crew discusses the political calculations for both Republicans and Democrats over how to proceed in replacing Ginsburg.
2020-09-22
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Emergency Podcast: The SCOTUS Vacancy

In this emergency installment of the podcast, the crew discusses the implications of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing and the new vacancy on the court.
2020-09-19
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Model Talk: Democrats Are Slightly Favored To Win The Senate

FiveThirtyEight has launched its 2020 Senate forecast model. In this episode of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss the odds the chamber will flip.
2020-09-18
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Trump Narrows The Gap With Latino Voters

The crew talks to pollster Carlos Odio about political trends amongst Latino voters. They also ask whether polls in the Midwest have corrected their biases and if scandals still matter.
2020-09-15
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How Ohio Is Preparing For A Pandemic Election

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose speaks with Galen Druke about Ohio's preparations for Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-11
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The 2020 Electoral Map Could Get Interesting

The crew discusses which states could potentially be competitive in the 2020 election and asks, "good use of polling or bad use of polling?"
2020-09-08
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Model Talk: Trump's Electoral College Advantage

Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss how the 2020 presidential forecast has changed and answer questions from listeners.
2020-09-04
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The Media Is Getting Ahead Of Itself On Kenosha

The crew looks at whether there is evidence for the idea that urban unrest will harm Biden's chances in the 2020 election. They also preview the Democratic Senate primary race in Massachusetts between Rep. Joe Kennedy and Sen. Ed Markey.
2020-08-31
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RNC Night 4: How Trump Used His 5,680 Words

The crew reacts to the fourth and final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
2020-08-28
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RNC Night 3: Pence Makes A Law And Order Appeal

The crew reacts to the third night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
2020-08-27
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RNC Night 2: Cognitive Dissonance

The crew reacts to the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
2020-08-26
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RNC Night 1: Trumpism vs. Traditionalism

The crew reacts to the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
2020-08-25
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DNC Night 4: Biden Pitches Himself As A Good Guy

The crew reacts to the fourth night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
2020-08-21
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DNC Night 3: Harris Fills A Historic Role

The crew reacts to the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
2020-08-20
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DNC Night 2: Democrats Aren't Sure Who They Are

The crew reacts to the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
2020-08-19
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DNC Night 1: Michelle Obama Rips Trump

The crew reacts to the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
2020-08-18
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Model Talk: The 2020 Forecast Is Live!

FiveThirtyEight's 2020 presidential election forecast is live! In this edition of "Model Talk," Nate Silver and Galen Druke break down what is new in this year's forecast and where the uncertainty lies.
2020-08-12
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Emergency Podcast: Harris Is Biden's VP Pick

The crew reacts to Joe Biden's announcement that Kamala Harris will be his running mate.
2020-08-12
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The Tokenization Of The Veepstakes

Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate this week and the crew discusses the latest speculation over who it might be. They also compare Biden's current standing in the polls to Clinton's standing at this time in 2016 -- her peak of the overall campaign.
2020-08-10
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It's Not Just The Economy, Stupid

After the release of historically bad GDP data, the crew discusses how well economic data can predict the outcome of an election. They also discuss the potential consequences of President Trump casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
2020-08-03
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A GOP Congressman Who Might Not Vote For Trump

Rep. Will Hurd of Texas?s 23rd Congressional District joins the podcast. He is one of only four Republicans in the House still representing a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and he is the only Black Republican in the chamber. He is also retiring at the end of his current term. As he says on the podcast, he is not yet sure whether he will vote for President Trump this fall.
2020-07-30
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Biden's VP Pick Could Be Days Away

According to the timeframe Biden laid out, he could announce his choice for a running mate as soon as the end of this week. The crew discusses the upsides and downsides of his various choices.
2020-07-28
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The U.S. Still Isn't Prepared For A Pandemic Election

In March, it became clear that states needed to reconfigure in-person voting and significantly scale up mail voting so that Americans could vote during a pandemic. Since then, we?ve seen postponed elections, consolidated polling places, long lines, mail ballots that never reached voters, and long delays in counting those ballots. Will the U.S. be ready in November?
2020-07-24
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There Aren't Secret Trump Voters

A recent poll showed that the majority of Pennsylvanians think that people in their community secretly support Trump. The crew explains why that is unlikely. They also consider the future of Black politics as politicians from the Civil Rights Era -- like Rep. John Lewis -- leave office.
2020-07-21
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White Democrats Are Wary Of Big Ideas To Address Racial Inequality

In recent weeks, public opinion has moved significantly in favor of Black Lives Matter and more people have taken the view that Black people face discrimination in America. But is there public support for policies that could address that discrimination? FiveThirtyEight's Perry Bacon Jr. and political science professor Meredith Conroy discuss what the polls can tell us.
2020-07-17
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COVID-19 Deaths Are Rising. What Will The U.S. Do?

The crew discusses whether Americans and politicians are in agreement on how to respond to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. The also interrogate a lesson that some Democrats took away from the 2016 election -- that the party should focus less on "identity politics."
2020-07-14
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Conservatives Didn?t Get The SCOTUS They Wanted This Term

FiveThirtyEight legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins Galen Druke to look back at a U.S. Supreme Court term full of consequential cases. They also unpack one the final rulings of the term, which permits prosecutors to subpoena the president's financial records.
2020-07-09
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How Trump Could Improve His Electoral Odds

The crew considers various strategies that President Trump and Republicans could use to improve their electoral prospects this fall -- ranging from a new running mate to a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
2020-07-07
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How The GOP Chose To Be A White Party

FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone discusses the history of how the GOP became an overwhelmingly white party. Her article on the topic is titled, "The Republican Choice: How a party spent decades making itself white."
2020-07-02
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Biden Is Currently Competitive In Georgia And Texas

The crew looks at new polling that shows the clearest picture so far of the presidential race in battleground states. It isn't good for Trump.
2020-06-30
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New Voter Registrations Have Nosedived During COVID-19

FiveThirtyEight's Nathaniel Rakich and Kaleigh Rogers analyze data showing that the number of people registering to vote has fallen off a cliff during the coronavirus pandemic
2020-06-25
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Progressives Challenge The Democratic Establishment

The crew looks at the dynamic between Democratic upstarts and the establishment as primary voters head to the polls in New York and Kentucky.
2020-06-22
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Model Talk: Biden Leads Trump By 9 Nationally

In this edition of Model Talk, Nate and Galen discuss FiveThirtyEight's newly published presidential election polling averages.
2020-06-19
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