There are primary contests in seven states this week — the greatest number of races falling on a single day this year. In Part 1 of this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew previews some of California’s races, since they could offer unique insight into the divides within the Democratic Party. The team also debates the usefulness of new polling on Americans’ superhero preferences.
Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke
Sarah Frostenson is FiveThirtyEight’s former politics editor. @sfrostenson
Geoffrey Skelley is a senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight. @geoffreyvs
Maya Sweedler is a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight. @mayasweedler