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The crew discusses this year's October surprises and the likelihood that a late development could shake up the race for president.
26 Oct 2020
The Second Debate Is Over And The Final Stage Of The Campaign Is Here
The crew reacts to the second and final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.
23 Oct 2020
What Happened To Down-Ballot Democrats?
The crew discusses the challenges Democrats faced in House, Senate and state legislature races. They also ask whether it was a good use of polling to survey preferences for the 2024 Republican primary before Trump has even left the White House.
30 Nov 2020
Final Reflections Before The Election
In the final pre-election installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew takes a final look at the data, reflects on the stories that have defined the 2020 campaign and shares their guide of what to follow on election night.
3 Nov 2020
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