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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.

How Bipartisan Is Democrats' Infrastructure Plan?

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  • 120 views
  • about 1 month 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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  • 90 views
  • about 2 months 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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  • 110 views
  • about 2 months 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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  • 120 views
  • about 2 months 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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  • 100 views
  • about 2 months 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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  • 110 views
  • 2 months 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.