15 episodes

Unfiltered, uncompromising, unexpected—The Focus Group is a look into what the average voter thinks about politics, policy, and current events. Sarah Longwell, publisher of The Bulwark, has conducted hundreds of hours of focus groups all across the country. She and a series of special guests will take you behind the glass to hear what real focus group participants have to say.

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Unfiltered, uncompromising, unexpected—The Focus Group is a look into what the average voter thinks about politics, policy, and current events. Sarah Longwell, publisher of The Bulwark, has conducted hundreds of hours of focus groups all across the country. She and a series of special guests will take you behind the glass to hear what real focus group participants have to say.

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    Thankful for Swing Voters (with Amy Walter)

    Thankful for Swing Voters (with Amy Walter)

    The midterms have come and gone, and it turns out many of our focus groups were signs of things to come. Amy Walter, Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report, joins Sarah for a look back at this year's groups.


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    • 54 min
    Can There Be Another Star in Trump's Cinematic Universe? (with David Drucker)

    Can There Be Another Star in Trump's Cinematic Universe? (with David Drucker)

    Donald Trump announced his 2024 campaign this week. Republican elites would love to move on from him, but will Republican voters? David Drucker, the author of In Trump's Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP, joins Sarah to listen to Trump voters from the past year and discuss whether they provide clues for how the 2024 Republican primary may unfold.



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    • 48 min
    What a Week!

    What a Week!

    Sarah has a special message for Focus Group fans as we wait for the remaining election results.


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    • 2 min
    Election Eve Weekend Nerd Spectacular

    Election Eve Weekend Nerd Spectacular

    Instead of a focus group this week, Sarah sits down with four political super-nerds to get their read on Tuesday's election and beyond. She's joined by Jon Ralston to talk Nevada, Brahm Resnik — political reporter for Phoenix’s local NBC affiliate — to talk Arizona, along with Bill Kristol, and Gunner Ramer, the political director of the Republican Accountability PAC.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    A Little Thuggishness Is Called For (with James Carville)

    A Little Thuggishness Is Called For (with James Carville)

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    John Fetterman had a bad night in the Pennsylvania Senate debate, and an even worse night in our focus group — though this group wasn't inclined to like him anyway. Legendary Democratic operative James Carville joins Sarah to break down the Pennsylvania Senate race, and James shares his thoughts on how the Democratic Party needs to shape up.
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    • 14 min
    Arizona: Psychologically Unfun (with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer)

    Arizona: Psychologically Unfun (with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer)

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    Arizona is ground-zero for the Big Lie about the 2020 election. The Republican nominees for Governor and Secretary of State, Kari Lake and Mark Finchem, are avowed election deniers, and Democrats may or may not rise to the occasion to beat them. But our guest HAS risen to the occasion: Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer joins Sarah to listen to Arizona swing voters and talk about his job running elections for 60% of Arizona voters.

    • 14 min

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Sarah is the best

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Awesome “real conservative” and patriotic!

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Excellent and informative

Great podcast. Although, I’m always left wondering what the trump supporters are talking about when they say he did that they like so much.

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