Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
What Americans Think About Vaccines, Masks And Shutdowns As Covid Cases Spike
The crew talks about where Americans stand on mitigation efforts, how politicians are responding, and what public health experts are saying about the current state of the pandemic.
Does Running For President Always Help Your Career?
Almost a year after the 2020 Democratic National Convention, the crew looks back at the record number of Democrats who ran for president in 2020 and assesses where they are now. They also review a new report from the American Association of Public Opinion Research on why election polls had a historically large error in 2020.
The Great Inflation Debate
According to a recent Marist poll, inflation is now Americans’ leading economic concern. Economics Professor at George Washington University, Tara Sinclair, joins to explain what is going on with the economy and the potential consequences of a spike in prices.
Are There Really Five Political Parties In America?
Americans' political views oftentimes don't align neatly with a single party, but instead draw on both conservative and liberal positions. Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson joins the crew to discuss a new survey that categorizes voters into at least four ideological quadrants and tries to imagine how voters would align if America were a multi-party democracy. They also discuss shifting American views on foreign policy and the status of the infrastructure and budget bills currently being considered in the Senate.
Americans And Experts Agree That Democracy Is Struggling
We assess the state of American democracy, based on a new survey from Bright Line Watch, a group of political scientists that monitors threats to our democratic systems.
A Record Number Of Americans Are "Thriving." What Does That Mean?
The crew discusses which indicators are worth watching to get a sense for how the parties will perform in the 2022 elections. They also ask whether a recent Gallup poll reporting that a record number of Americans are “thriving” is a “good or bad use of polling.”
July 15 show
Thank you for the show with the guest from Bright Watch. Galen is a well informed host who sticks to facts. That episode is one of your best.
Gillibrand Future Bright!
This table is delusional. Al Frankenstein says hello!
A classic case where the hosts talk a lot but aren’t saying anything beyond their obsession with the sounds of their own voices. There are so many better podcasts covering politics that provide interesting insight and information. They should have shut this one down in January following the inauguration. Time to unsubscribe and delete from my library