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Politics Podcast: Democrats Are More United Today Than The Last Time They Passed Major Legislation

The House is preparing to pass its version of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan by the end of the week, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast looks at the popularity of the bill and how both Democrats and Republicans are thinking about its provisions. The team also tracks the latest voting restrictions being considered by Georgia Republicans, including a proposal to end early voting on Sundays, which is when Black churches traditionally mobilize voters through “souls to the polls” events. Finally, they discuss whether a recent survey of Americans’ attitudes about secession is a good or bad use of polling.

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