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Politics Podcast: Partisanship Is A Hell Of A Drug

The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team discusses the role that partisanship will play in the midterms. It’s the first installment in a new series that we’re calling “Priors,” a look at the fundamental forces that shape and shift U.S. elections. The team also looks ahead to Tuesday’s primaries and assesses Americans’ views of President Trump’s foreign policy.

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

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Julia Azari is an associate professor of political science at Marquette University. Her research interests include the American presidency, political parties and political rhetoric. She is the author of “Delivering the People’s Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate.”

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.