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Politics Podcast: Why Trump’s Approval Rating Has Increased

In recent days, President Trump’s approval rating has hit its highest point since the early days of his presidency. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team discusses why and suggests it may not be a good long-term indicator for the president. They also discuss where exactly we are in the arc of the COVID-19 crisis and explain the political debate surrounding the Defense Production Act.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: Why Trump’s Approval Rating Has Increased

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.

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