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The General Election Is About To Hit The Home Stretch

We’ve been saying for months that the general election won’t begin in earnest until after Labor Day. Well, Labor Day is almost here, so our elections podcast crew checks in on what we know, what we don’t know and what we want to know heading into the fall. We discuss which states are really in play, which demographic groups will be crucial in determining who wins, how accurate the polls are and lots more.

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.