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Politics Podcast: This Is The Best Pollster In America

Polling had its most accurate election cycle in at least 25 years in 2022. That may come as a surprise to election watchers who suggested that the polls had a notable pro-Republican bias. But in this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew explains the numbers behind that conclusion. The finding suggests that, despite a lot of handwringing, polling is still just about as accurate as it’s ever been. Later in the show, Galen Druke speaks with Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux about how the debate over abortion has evolved in the aftermath of the 2022 midterms.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

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

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

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux is a senior editor and senior reporter for FiveThirtyEight.