Author: FiveThirtyEight

Politics Podcast: What The Two Parties Should Be Thankful For

On Friday, House Democrats passed the Build Back Better bill, which if made into law would allocate approximately $2 trillion dollars to social programs, climate change prevention and more. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses what the future of the bill might look like in the Senate and why the […]

Politics Podcast: What 44 Days In Las Vegas Taught Nate Silver

Nate Silver is back from his book research/poker trip to Las Vegas, and in this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, he sits down with Galen Druke to answer listener questions and talk about what he learned on the strip. On the topic of Vegas, he discusses the importance of being observant while engaging in […]

Politics Podcast: The Pollster Who Wants To Quit Horse-Race Polling

Following the recent elections in New Jersey and Virginia, director of the New Jersey-based Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray, wrote an article titled “‘I blew it.’ Maybe it’s time to get rid of election polls.” Essentially he said that the A-rated Monmouth Poll was significantly off in the New Jersey governor’s race and had […]

Politics Podcast: This Is What Will Determine The Future Of Climate Change

The COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference is coming to a close, and while the leaders of some of the world’s largest emitters are absent from the conference, other countries have increased their climate pledges around deforestation and methane emissions. But activists and leaders from the most vulnerable nations are demanding more ambitious commitments to meet […]

Politics Podcast: Which Election Day Hot Takes Do You Buy?

A week later, Democrats are still debating what went wrong for them in Virginia and New Jersey’s elections last Tuesday. Pundits have given lots of hot takes on why Democrats did so poorly and what it portends for the 2022 midterms. In this installment of the Politics podcast, the FiveThirtyEight crew runs down a list […]

Politics Podcast: A Good Election Night For Republicans

In this late night edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the factors that went into Republican Glenn Youngkin’s in the Virginia governor’s race. They also break down the governor’s race in New Jersey and other elections and ballot measures around the country. You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play” […]

Election Day 2021: Virginia And Beyond

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew looks at the issues shaping the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections and rounds up some of the other local races and ballot measures around the country. They also debate whether a poll asking Americans to choose the best decade of their lives is a […]