Politics Podcast: Will Trump Face A Primary Challenge?

While President Trump’s approval rating among self-identified Republicans is sky-high, it’s hard to ignore his political vulnerabilities. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, senior writer Perry Bacon Jr. and Marquette University political science professor Julia Azari discuss the history of primary challenges to sitting presidents and the possibility of such a challenge to Trump.

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Emergency Politics Podcast: Mattis Is Out, Shutdown Is On (?)

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In an emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s resignation and the looming government shutdown. Both events strain President Trump’s relationship with the congressional GOP and create uncertainty in Washington.

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Politics Podcast: Trump’s Turbulent Week

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The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew ties to make sense of some turbulent times in Trump world, including possible campaign finance violations and another staffing shakeup. They also check back in on potential election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

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Politics Podcast: Will Pelosi Be Replaced?

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The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses whether Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be re-elected as Speaker of the House, now that Democrats have won back the majority, and what the opposition to her says about the party. They also look at new election results out of Florida, Georgia and Arizona and reflect on the significance of the “year of the woman.”

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Politics Podcast: Can Democrats Win Big With Only Women?


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In this week’s episode, the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew considers whether Democrats can win the House or Senate by relying solely on their advantages with women. The team also looks at early indicators of who might run for president in 2020, such as who has visited Iowa, written a book or campaigned for fellow party members.

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