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Let’s Talk About Biden’s Take On The Polls

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew debates why politicians break with their parties in high-profile ways and what the repercussions can be. They also discuss the trend of amateur candidates running in and winning House primary elections, and ask whether Biden’s dismissal of the polls is a “good or bad use of polling.”

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Sarah Frostenson is FiveThirtyEight’s former politics editor.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.

Geoffrey Skelley is a senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.