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Politics Podcast: Are There Really Five Political Parties In America?

Americans’ political views often don’t align neatly with a single party but instead draw on both conservative and liberal positions. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson joins to discuss a new survey that categorizes voters into at least four ideological quadrants and tries to imagine how they would align if the U.S. were a multi-party democracy. The crew also discusses shifting American views on foreign policy and the status of the infrastructure and budget bills currently being considered in the Senate.

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