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Politics Podcast: Increased Ad Spending Won’t Save Democrats

There are just two weeks until Election Day, and according to the FiveThirtyEight midterm forecast, the race for the Senate has been a “dead heat.” In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses whether the airtime reservations for each party’s Senate campaign ads are impacting the forecast’s shift. Then, Equis Research co-founder Carlos Odio joins the pod to break down a new Ipsos poll that asked Latino Americans which party they favor in the midterm elections.

Lastly, the team analyzes how an educational divide is shaping American politics and how a college diploma can influence an individual’s beliefs and preferences.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Monica Potts is a senior politics reporter at FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Nathaniel Rakich is a senior editor and senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.