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Politics Podcast: How The Model Is Responding To Biden’s Double-Digit Lead In The Polls

Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump in the presidential race grew to double digits in our national polling average on Friday. In this episode of “Model Talk” on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Nate Silver talks to Galen Druke about why Trump’s national position has worsened, how it compares with his polls in key battleground states and what the forecasts of the House and Senate look like. They also answer listener questions.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.