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Posts published in “Election 2018”

Trump’s Chances Are Dwindling. That Could Make Him Dangerous.

President Trump’s quest to win a second term is not in good shape. He entered Tuesday night’s debate with roughly a 7- or 8-point deficit in national polls, putting him further behind at this stage of the race than any other candidate since Bob Dole in 1996. If we look at potential tipping-point states, the […] Source...

Politics Podcast: Trump Interrupts To Point Of Chaos In First Debate

In a late-night installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to a chaotic first presidential debate. It was one of President Trump’s few remaining opportunities to shake up the dynamics of the 2020 race, but his aggressive interruptions likely didn’t help him. You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play” button […] Source...

Will Such A Cacophonous Debate Change Any Minds?

Welcome to a special, post-debate edition of FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Last night marked our first real opportunity to see President Trump and Joe Biden go head-to-head, but it was very much unclear who was in control of the debate, given the interruptions and […] Source...