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Politics Podcast: Is Trump Slipping In The Polls Because Of COVID-19?

A slew of recent polling in swing states shows President Trump losing ground to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew asks whether the narrative of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has already been cemented, and what Trump could do to turn his numbers around. They also weigh how much responses to the pandemic — among the public and politicians — has been rooted in partisanship.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: Is COVID-19 already hurting Trump politically?

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

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.