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  • Who Will Win The Fourth Democratic Debate? October 15, 2019
    How Democratic voters feel about the presidential candidates before and after the fourth primary debate of the 2020 election cycle If something is going to shake up the race before the Iowa caucuses, it’s likely to be a debate. So we partnered with Ipsos to once again track how Tuesday’s debate, hosted by CNN and […]
  • Political Confessional: The Woman Who Thinks Older People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote October 15, 2019
    Welcome to Political Confessional, a column about the views that Americans are scared to share with their friends and neighbors. In an increasingly polarized political climate, adherence to party or ideological orthodoxy seems de rigueur. Social media serves only to amplify that perception at times. But Americans’ political views are often idiosyncratic and sometimes offensive, […]
  • Do Debates Matter? October 15, 2019
    Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Tonight marks the fourth Democratic primary debate, and although we’ve written, as a site, that maybe the race is now just between two or three candidates … there are actually 12 candidates on the debate stage. Which […]
  • Politics Podcast: What To Look For In The Fourth Democratic Debate October 14, 2019
    Since last Monday’s podcast, a number of new impeachment polls have published, and they don’t look good for President Trump. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew takes a look at the new impeachment polling and reviews some of the main developments since last week. The team also discusses Tuesday’s Democratic primary […]
  • Warren Has Recently Been Mentioned More On Fox News Than Other Networks October 14, 2019
    As the Ukraine scandal continues to dominate the headlines, former Vice President Joe Biden remains the most-mentioned candidate on cable news. But even though Biden has been getting so much attention, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been slowly and steadily rising in popularity (although not at his expense). Last Tuesday, Warren surpassed Biden in the RealClearPolitics […]
  • There Are Plenty Of Anti-Trump Republicans — You Just Have To Know Where To Look October 14, 2019
    Americans opposed to President Trump are constantly asking some version of this question: “Why won’t Republicans break with Trump?” The personalities on Fox News are largely standing with the president amid the controversy over the Trump administration pushing Ukrainian officials to investigate the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son. So are Republicans in Congress. Vice […]
  • We’re Hiring 3 Spring Interns October 14, 2019
    Want to work in a newsroom that combines reporting, writing, data analysis, computer science and a general sense of irreverence? FiveThirtyEight is hiring college students or recent graduates to work as paid interns in our New York office this spring in three positions: Politics data reporter. This intern will help our politics team as it […]
  • Biden Supporters Used To Say Sanders Was Their Second Choice — Now They Say Warren October 14, 2019
    On the eve of the fourth Democratic primary debate, the top tier of presidential candidates is arguably down to two or three. We’ve already seen a handful of candidates rise and fall this year, and with 16 weeks left until the Iowa caucus, there is still plenty of time for that to happen again before […]
  • Do You Buy That … Age Will Be A Factor In Determining The Democratic Nominee? October 14, 2019
  • Warren’s Rise Hasn’t Come At Biden’s Expense October 14, 2019
    We’ve been busy the past few weeks tracking public opinion on impeachment, launching our new NBA metric (RAPTOR!) and dealing with about a million breaking news alerts a day. So I’m not going to give you one of those grandiose overviews of the Democratic primary. Maybe we’ll be more in the mood for one after […]

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