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Politics Podcast: These Are Our Priors For The General Election

Now that Democrats have settled on a presumptive nominee, the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team discuss their priors for the 2020 presidential contest. While seven months — and an unfolding crisis — separate us from Election Day, the 2020 election appears to have similar patterns to 2016’s — for now. The crew also look at where we are in the COVID-19 crisis and how the debate over when to reopen the economy is playing out.


FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: Our 2020 Election Priors

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s managing editor.

Clare Malone is a senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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

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