Author: Galen Druke and Nate Silver

What Would It Take To ‘Fix’ Polling … And Other Questions From Podcast Listeners

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Nate Silver and Galen Druke open the mailbag and answer listener questions, including how much it would cost to “fix polling” and why Vice President Kamala Harris is polling less favorably than President Biden. They also ask whether a sentiment analysis suggesting that the press covers Biden […]

Why A 9/11-Era Political Consensus Seems Impossible These Days

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Jennifer Merolla, a political science professor at UC-Riverside, and Hannah Hartig, a research associate at Pew Research Center, reflect on the political climate in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and whether a similar American consensus is possible right now. CalMatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall and vice president […]