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From the people who make news to the people who report the news to the people who write the laws, take an inside look at Florida politics and how the center of the state determines not just where Florida goes, but where the nation is headed. Hosted By WFTV Orlando's Christopher Heath

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

From the people who make news to the people who report the news to the people who write the laws, take an inside look at Florida politics and how the center of the state determines not just where Florida goes, but where the nation is headed. Hosted By WFTV Orlando's Christopher Heath

    The polls were wrong, again.

    The polls were wrong, again.

    In 2016 the polls were wrong. Sure, the national polls got things right on the money. But state-level polling was all over the place and missed Donald Trump's victories in several states. Now with 2020’s numbers rolling in, the polling industry is looking at hits and a lot of misses. Michael Binder is the Faculty Director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida. He joins the podcast to see what went right and what went so, so wrong

    • 23 min
    Liam is Back, Again

    Liam is Back, Again

    Self-described “GOP Operative Turned Advocate and Political Observer” Liam Donovan joins the podcast to handicap the 2020 election. Who is going to win Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, and the rest? Are we seeing a shift in the electorate or is this a temporary realignment? Also, how many Senate races could be headed to a run-off. This is the last episode before the election, so buckle up! It’s going to be fun!

    • 46 min
    Perspective on the Pandemic

    Perspective on the Pandemic

    Since February, WFTV reporter Lauren Seabrook has been covering the COVGID-19 crisis from lockdowns and masks, to schools and nursing homes. Lauren joins the podcast again to talk about what's going on right now in Central Florida, concerns as we head into the winter months, and what gives her optimism as we continue to deal with the virus.

    • 25 min
    Battleground Florida-adjacent

    Battleground Florida-adjacent

    Decision Desk HQ contributor Niles Edward Francis (@NilesGApol ) joins the podcast from Atlanta to try and convince the world that Georgia is a swing state just like Florida. With two senate races, a close presidential race, and state-specific rules, the Peach State is getting a lot of attention with both the Trump campaign and the Biden Campaign planning stops in the final week of the election. What counties he’s watching on election night and how long it could be before all the votes get counted in Florida’s neighbor to the north.

    • 33 min
    Matt is back and the debates are finished

    Matt is back and the debates are finished

    Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast, Matt Lewis, makes his triumphant return to the podcast. With the final presidential debate in the books and some 50 million Americans having already voted, Matt discuss is what we learned from Thursday night's debate and will it matter with just 10 days to go. We also talk about the very real possibility that Donald Trump is reelected but does not win the popular vote again and what that means for the country and the Republican Party, as well as what a Biden administration might look like.

    • 47 min
    King for a Day

    King for a Day

    Orlando businessman Chris King entered politics in 2018 running for governor and then as the running mate for Andrew Gillum. Now he's working with the Democratic Party to win seats in Tallahassee and retake the White House. from political novice to just a few thousand votes away from being Florida's Lieutenant governor King had a rollercoaster 2018. in this episode we talk about debates, crazy Florida polls, and why Democrats have struggled to win statewide.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Doug19788 ,

unbiased

listening is refreshing Very informative

Florida is weird ,

Host is not very good

This podcast has so much potential but misses the mark in so many ways.
The interviewer talks too much about sports. If you want to do a sports podcast, that’s fine - but this is supposed to be a politics podcast.
The interviewer also thinks he is funny but he’s not. He will interrupt his guest to make a witty comment that isn’t even witty.
I was tired of hearing about football and hockey so I unsubscribed. It’s too bad because this has the concept is a good one but the delivery is poor.

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