Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
What Happened To Down-Ballot Democrats?
The crew discusses the challenges Democrats faced in House, Senate and state legislature races. They also ask whether it was a good use of polling to survey preferences for the 2024 Republican primary before Trump has even left the White House.
Trump Is Setting A Dangerous Precedent For American Democracy
Three weeks after the election, President Trump is still refusing to concede and making attempts to subvert the results of the election. The team discusses the extent to which these anti-democratic efforts have been successful and what precedent they set going forward. They also consider the politics surrounding the current surge in coronavirus cases and ask what pollsters should do about falling response rates.
Will Georgia Stay Blue?
Galen Druke speaks with FiveThirtyEight's Perry Bacon Jr. and Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to understand the trends that flipped Georgia blue and how durable they are.
What Divided The Electorate In 2020
The crew explores the demographic and geographic trends that divided the nation in 2020. They also ask how President Trump's refusal to concede the election will affect the nation.
Model Talk: Why Polls Were Off In 2020, And Why They Weren’t That Bad
In this installment of "Model Talk," Nate and Galen discuss why a polling error of even four points isn't that unexpected, offer reasons for why the error occurred and discuss the usefulness of polling and modeling going forward.
Where The Rest Of The 2020 Races Stand
The crew reviews who is leading in the outstanding races and how the two parties are reacting to the results. They also discuss what positive vaccine news could mean for Biden's first term.
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I listen every Monday w/o fail
Updated review: Perry is just so smart, who cares if his voice is a bit breath-y. His analysis is always backed up by solid data. He also has non-obvious and non-facile insights on the politics of the two parties, which I appreciate. Check out his articles on 538 too, which always offer interesting angles and are the ones I mostly read on the site.
Love Perry Bacon Jr. — terrific (and IMO overdue) addition to the Monday podcast, even if we’ll miss Micah.
i’m addicted, my #1 podcast !
1. perry could benefit from a better microphone
2. claire could prepare her comments more professionally, less off of the cuff
One Of my favorite podcasts
I love this podcast so much! It’s better than other politics podcasts out there because it’s not biased and focused on data & numbers. So good!