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How Black Americans Transformed Georgia’s Political Landscape

How Black Americans Transformed Georgia’s Political Landscape

Georgia’s closely watched races for governor and Senate have put the state back in the spotlight this year. In Part 2 of this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, politics reporter Alex Samuels and visual journalist Elena Mejía break down their reporting on how Black voters are changing the state’s political landscape. Powered by WPeMatico

Progressives Took A Step Back In The 2022 Primaries — But They’re Playing The Long Game

Progressives Took A Step Back In The 2022 Primaries — But They’re Playing The Long Game

2022 Election Progressives Took A Step Back In The 2022 Primaries — But They’re Playing The Long Game By Meredith Conroy and Nathaniel Rakich and Meredith Conroy and Nathaniel Rakich Sep. 27, 2022, at 1:30 PM Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) endorsed four House and Senate primary candidates without an incumbent on the ballot. Greg Casar (right) won his primary for Texas’s 35th District, but Jessica Cisneros (left) wasn’t so lucky in the race for the state’s 28th District. Eric Gay…

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Can Google Searches Tell Us Something The Polls Can’t?

Can Google Searches Tell Us Something The Polls Can’t?

A president’s approval rating is traditionally tied to how his party performs in a midterm election, but Democrats have been outpacing President Biden in the polls for months. In Part 1 of this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how Biden’s approval rating may impact the midterm election and how the Democrats’ performance in November could influence the president’s 2024 reelection plans. The team also debates whether tracking Google search terms over time is a better barometer…

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Come To Our Politics Podcast Live Show!

Come To Our Politics Podcast Live Show!

FiveThirtyEight Podcasts Come To Our Politics Podcast Live Show! By Chadwick Matlin Sep. 27, 2022, at 11:55 AM After a couple of years stuck inside our makeshift home studios, the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is finally going back on the road. We’ll be in Washington, D.C., for a live show on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Nate Silver will be there! Galen Druke will be there! Nathaniel Rakich will be there! Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux will be there! Will you be there? Topics will include…

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Politics Podcast: Why Biden’s Unpopularity Doesn’t Seem To Be Tanking Democrats

Politics Podcast: Why Biden’s Unpopularity Doesn’t Seem To Be Tanking Democrats

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS A president’s approval rating is traditionally tied to how his party performs in a midterm election, but Democrats have been outpacing President Biden in the polls for months. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how Biden’s approval rating may impact the midterm election and how the Democrats’ performance in November could influence the president’s 2024 reelection plans. The team also debates whether tracking Google search…

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Why Misinformation Spreads So Quickly On Social Media

Why Misinformation Spreads So Quickly On Social Media

What effect is social media having on our politics and, for that matter, society more broadly? According to critics, we’re living through an unregulated era of social media that will one day look as quaint as tobacco in its pre-regulation era. In his new book, “The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World” New York Times reporter Max Fisher explores how social media impacts the psychology of its users and changes how…

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How Black Americans Reshaped Politics In Georgia

How Black Americans Reshaped Politics In Georgia

2022 Election How Black Americans Reshaped Politics In Georgia PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SCHERER / GETTY IMAGES By Elena Mejía and Alex Samuels and Elena Mejía and Alex Samuels Sep. 26, 2022, at 6:00 AM In the 2020 election cycle, Democrats’ decades-long dream of winning Georgia finally became a reality. The state voted for a Democrat, Joe Biden, in the presidential race for the first time since 1992, and it elected two Democrats to the U.S. Senate. Looking back, it’s…

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The Polls Still Do Not Show A GOP Bounce Back

The Polls Still Do Not Show A GOP Bounce Back

Election Update The Polls Still Do Not Show A GOP Bounce Back By Nate Silver Sep. 23, 2022, at 1:49 PM ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SCHERER Ever since we launched our election model in late June, it has moved entirely in one direction: toward Democrats. Pretty much every week, they’ve either gained ground in our forecast or held steady.  This week has been more in the “held steady” category. In the Deluxe version of our model, Democrats’ chances of keeping the…

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We Fixed An Error In Our Deluxe Midterm Forecast 

We Fixed An Error In Our Deluxe Midterm Forecast 

2022 Election We Fixed An Error In Our Deluxe Midterm Forecast By Nathaniel Rakich Sep. 23, 2022, at 8:30 PM The Deluxe version of the FiveThirtyEight midterm forecast just shifted slightly, but it’s not because of anything that happened in politics. Rather, it’s because we identified — and fixed — an error related to missing data that was leading to incorrect odds for several Senate, House and gubernatorial races. We wanted to take some time to explain what happened, how…

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Politics Podcast: Is Social Media Turning Us Into Political Extremists?

Politics Podcast: Is Social Media Turning Us Into Political Extremists?

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS What effect is social media having on our politics and society more broadly? According to critics, we’re living through an unregulated era of social media that will one day look as outdated as tobacco did in its pre-regulation era. In his new book, “The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World” New York Times reporter Max Fisher explores how social media impacts…

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