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

How Bipartisan Is Democrats' Infrastructure Plan?

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:03:37

The crew discusses potential sticking points in the Democrats' infrastructure plan and debates whether it should be considered bipartisan if a sizable portion of Republican voters support it, but Republican lawmakers do not. They also take a look at whether the Republican Party is conducting a post-mortem after its recent electoral losses.

Elections To Watch In 2021

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 46:08

The crew discuss the 2021 gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and the very likely recall election in California. They also look at mayoral elections, which are taking place in more than two dozen major cities, and special elections for a handful of vacant House seats.

Democrats Are Struggling On Immigration Policy

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 51:57

The crew puts Georgia's new voting laws in context and discusses the challenges facing the Biden administration on immigration policy in the short and long term.

The Gold Standard For Polling Has Changed

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  • almost 3 years ago
  • 50:08

Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss why live caller surveys are no longer the gold standard in polling and what it means for the future of the industry. They also assess how polls performed in 2019 and 2020 in general, with the benefit of hindsight and updated pollster ratings.

The Attacks In Atlanta May Activate Asian Americans Politically

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  • 830 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 48:02

The crew speaks with professors Jane Junn and Karthick Ramakrishnan about the context of the Atlanta attacks and how Asian-American political participation has evolved in recent decades.

How The Culture Wars Of The 2020s Are Shaping Our Politics

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  • 840 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 42:01

Perry Bacon Jr. speaks with Galen Druke about his recent reporting on the kinds of ideas that have gained currency on the Left and how the Right has responded.

Did Joe Biden Get Lucky In 2020?

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  • 820 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 48:51

With the benefit of hindsight and some time to breathe, Galen Druke reflects on key moments of the 2020 race with the authors of the new book, “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won The Presidency.” The book is the first big reported account of the 2020 campaign in its entirety and is written by Jonathan Allen, senior political analyst with NBC News, and Amie Parnes, senior correspondent for The Hill.

Cuomo's Political Future Is Unclear

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  • 810 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 56:18

The crew discusses what Cuomo's political future might hold and how New Yorkers are reacting to sexual harassment allegations. They also discuss moderate Senate Democrats' push to amend some of the provisions in the American Rescue plan and look at the politics and science behind the push to loosen covid-19 restrictions in states.

How The Black Church Has Shaped American Politics

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  • 830 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 43:36

This installment of the podcast explores the role that the Black church plays in American politics, through initiatives like "souls to the polls" and beyond. Joining the podcast are Andra Gillespie, political science professor at Emory University, Besheer Mohamed, senior researcher at Pew Research Center, and Stacey Holman, the director of PBS’s recent documentary series “The Black Church."

What The White House Thinks The Economy Needs

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  • about 3 years ago
  • 31:31

Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Heather Boushey, joins the podcast to discuss what is in the American Rescue Plan and why.

How The Crisis In Texas Happened

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  • about 3 years ago
  • 35:24

Texas has been in a dire situation this week. Millions of people were without power or heat, and in some cases water, in freezing cold temperatures for days because of severe blackouts. People are angry and politicians are pointing fingers. In this installment, civil and environmental engineer Daniel Cohan joins FiveThirtyEight's Sarah Frostenson, Maggie Koerth and Galen Druke to discuss why the blackouts occurred, where responsibility lies and how politics responds to these kinds of crises.

The Meaning Of Democrats' Impeachment Argument

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  • about 3 years ago
  • 31:56

While it appears unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats in voting to convict the former president, the evidence presented could help shape the views of the public regarding what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Cardozo Law Professor Kate Shaw discusses that evidence and its legal ramifications.

What Georgia Republicans' Proposed Voting Restrictions Would Do

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  • about 3 years ago
  • 57:11

Tia Mitchell, of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, joins the podcast to discuss what to expect from former President Trump's second impeachment trial. The crew also takes a look at the changes to election law that Republicans have proposed in Georgia and other states after Trump's loss in 2020.

What Could The GOP's Future Look Like?

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  • 870 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:01:50

Galen Druke discusses that question with pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and writers Ramesh Ponnuru and Henry Olsen, who have all spent their careers in Republican politics and conservative thought.

The Final Model Talk Of 2020

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  • 770 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 34:12

Nate and Galen look back at the results of the Georgia Senate runoffs and discuss what the Democratic wins say about polling and what they mean for elections going forward.

The Biden Presidency Begins

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  • about 3 years ago
  • 35:14

On the first podcast episode of the Biden presidency, the crew reacts to President Biden's inauguration speech -- particularly whether any attempt to unite the country will be successful -- and looks at what his policy plans are for his first week in office.

Did Trump Change The Rules Of Politics?

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  • 760 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 58:17

This is the final FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast episode of the Trump presidency. The crew, joined by ABC News White House Correspondent Karen Travers, discusses Trump's legacy, how he changed politics and what the lasting effects will be.

Why 10 Republicans Voted For Impeachment

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  • 740 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 34:52

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump a second time. In this installment of the podcast, HuffPost's polling editor, Ariel Edwards-Levy, joined Galen and Perry to discuss why the vote broke down the way it did, what the different camps within the GOP are and what happens next.

What Will The GOP Do Now?

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  • 750 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 42:09

The team reacts to Trump supporters violently occupying the U.S. Capitol and the Democratic victories in Georgia.

What Do 1,200 Books About Trump Really Tell Us?

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  • 840 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 45:11

Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, speaks with Galen Druke about what he learned from reading many of the books written about Trump from the past five years.