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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

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United States

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ABC News (US)

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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

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English


Episodes

Introducing 'In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson'

5/13/2021
Today, we wanted to share the first episode of the ABC News podcast series, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson," which uncovers the former first lady's surprisingly powerful role in the Johnson presidency and includes history-making revelations about Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in office. The full series is available now on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2QQw8e9), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you listen by searching "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." - In her first-ever...

Duration:00:41:54

If Liz Cheney Doesn't Have A Home In The GOP, Who Does?

5/10/2021
What role do Liz Cheney-type Republicans have to play in the future of the GOP (if any)? And what does Florida’s new voting law tell us about the GOP’s efforts to change the way Americans vote, and the party’s larger motivations?

Duration:00:49:17

How Partisanship Explains Our Pandemic Behavior

5/6/2021
The crew discusses the role partisanship has played in Americans' assessment of risk and their behavior during the pandemic. Atlantic writer Emma Green joins to talk about her recent article, "The Liberals Who Can't Quit Lockdown."

Duration:00:45:52

Why Democrats Got Shut Out Of A Special Election In Texas

5/3/2021
The crew digs into why Democrats underperformed in a special election in Texas. They also address concerns that the 2020 Census resulted in an undercount of Latinos.

Duration:00:59:14

Biden's First 100 Days

4/29/2021
The crew discusses what we've learned from President Biden's first 100 days in office and from his first address to a joint session of Congress.

Duration:00:57:56

A Majority Of Americans Think Climate Change Should Be A Priority

4/26/2021
The crew looks at how the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause shaped public opinion of that vaccine and willingness to be vaccinated more broadly. They also take stock of how Americans are thinking about climate change and government initiatives to stem carbon emissions, after President Biden announced a goal of cutting U.S. emissions to half their 2005 levels by 2030.

Duration:00:51:01

Americans Are Losing Their Religion. That's Changing Politics.

4/22/2021
Galen Druke and Perry Bacon Jr. speak with political scientist and pastor, Ryan Burge, about how declining American religiosity is shaping our society and politics.

Duration:00:49:07

Celebrity Candidates Are Here To Stay

4/19/2021
The idea of the celebrity politician isn’t going away just because former President Trump is out of office. The crew talks about the appeal of celebrity candidates and what it tells us about our politics. They also discuss the politics of reparations after a Democratic proposal in the House to study reparations for slavery was voted out of committee for the first time since it was introduced in Congress in 1989.

Duration:01:00:14

How Opinion On Policing Has Changed Since Last Summer

4/15/2021
We look at two of this week’s biggest stories -- the killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson covid-19 vaccine.

Duration:00:35:06

Americans Are More Independent But Just As Partisan

4/12/2021
The crew discusses why the number of independents has been growing and what it means for American politics. They also ask why support for gun control measures hasn't translated into new laws and look at steps the Pew Research Center is taking to ensure they have a representative sample of Republicans in their panel surveys.

Duration:01:03:36

Will Trump's Gains With Latino Voters Last?

4/8/2021
Galen Druke speaks with the founders of the political research firm Equis Research, Stephanie Valencia and Carlos Odio. Their recent data-driven post-mortem of the Latino vote in 2020 looks at which voters were likeliest to favor Trump and offers some hypotheses as to why.

Duration:00:43:13

How Bipartisan Is Democrats' Infrastructure Plan?

4/5/2021
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.

Duration:01:03:37

How Bipartisan Is Democrats' Infrastructure Plan?

4/5/2021
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.

Duration:01:03:37

Elections To Watch In 2021

4/1/2021
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.

Duration:00:46:08

Democrats Are Struggling On Immigration Policy

3/29/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:12

The Gold Standard For Polling Has Changed

3/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:50:08

The Attacks In Atlanta May Activate Asian Americans Politically

3/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:48:02

The Attacks In Atlanta May Activate Asian Americans Politically

3/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:48:02

How The Culture Wars Of The 2020s Are Shaping Our Politics

3/18/2021
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.

Duration:00:42:01

Will The Stimulus Bill Boost Democrats' Electoral Prospects?

3/15/2021
The crew asks whether Biden's approval rating could be boosted by the American Rescue Plan and how popular he'd have to be to avoid a backlash at the midterms.

Duration:00:56:09