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Why Many Pollsters Are Sitting Out The Georgia Runoffs l FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast

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In 2020's final installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew looks back at the year that was and discusses the most surprising political stories of the year. They also assess why many pollsters are sitting out the Georgia Senate runoffs and take some time to answer listener questions.


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Clare was the soul of this podcast and y'all know it. :/ Please bring her back.

Author — Petunia Pop

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"Don't just call me Paddington Bear, make an argument on why this is not a good view of the electoral politics in Georgia!"

Author — Dunn123

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For everyone asking about Clare, she MAY be back at some point IF it works out.

Author — D P

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I would like to see Clare return. But the podcast is still excellent either way. Thanks Galen, Nate, Perry, and Sarah!

Author — Ethan Cooke

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"BAWK BAWK!" uh oh, get the straightjacket - we broke Nate.

Author — Xaven

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Sarah is such a joy to have on the podcast :)

Author — fahfahfred

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the closer the polls are the less they matter and the more interested in them people become.

Author — Rowan D M

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Where is Clare? I need her like an incumbent needs gerrymandering.

Author — Sri Kothur

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One thing 538 did a GREAT job of was preparing us for election results to be delayed. Basically everything that happened between Nov 3rd-7th was script and expected if you had been following their coverage. Although it was still weird to actually watch it happen, I couldn't have been better prepared.

Author — D P

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Nate consistently spends more time disagreeing with the premise of a question than answering the question itself. It's an interesting experience.

Author — Prince Riku

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Let me save y’all time and money on polls: it’s close, like 51 48 and within the margin of error

Author — Nathaniel Gregg

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Everytime I try to watch these I just miss Clare.

Author — Adam J

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The lighting in Nate’s room is DOGSHIT.

Author — Jaques Cartier

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Despite all the heartbreak and sadness this year, thanks to everyone at 538 for the work you do! While I hope Clare will be added back to the podcast soon, everyone still on staff still works tirelessly to bring us great coverage!

Author — Kenny Ong

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9:38 this guy makes me feel like I cannot breathe. Dude. Breathe!

Author — janewright315

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I’m so sorry to say, I just can’t watch/listen to this podcast with how absurdly arrogant Nate has been acting on Twitter re: COVID.

Sad because I really liked this podcast, but it’s hard to listen to now.

Author — idontwantone54

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i haven’t had a chance to report this out fully so i can’t totally speak on it - is one of the most refreshing things i’ve heard in a bit, thank you for always adding greatness to this pod, Perry

Author — Feral Dove

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Nate pretty much nailed the Bernie question. Bernie 2016 *might* have won the 2020 election. Bernie 2020 would have lost the 2020 election if he'd ended up as the candidate.

Author — sorcerer96

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More air time for Sarah please!

Thank you to everyone at fivethirtyeight for another great year of insights and content. Happy new year, and best wishes.

Author — Dave Grimes

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I'm guessing ABC has lost a lot of money after the election to layoff Clare and other staff?

Author — Frank Romero