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The Key States In The Contest For Senate Control

The Senate is the focus of this week’s forecast update from the Elections podcast. Politics editor Micah Cohen and editor-in-chief Nate Silver take a look at the races that will be key in deciding which party will control the Senate in 2017. They also explain how uncertainty plays an important role in how the model translates the polls into win probabilities.

The regular podcast team is preparing for a live show in New York City on Oct. 24. You can find details and ticket information here.

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FiveThirtyEight: Election Update – Sept. 21, 2016

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

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.