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What Are the Polls Actually Telling Us?

On this episode of See How They Run, Danielle Deiseroth and Josh Cohen on what the 2024 polls can—and can’t—tell us about the election.

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What Are the Polls Actually Telling Us? | See How They Run
byThe Nation Magazine

On this episode of See How They Run, we’re talking about the thing that probably defines the political horserace more than anything else: polling.

First, we're joined by Danielle Deiseroth, executive director of progressive polling firm Data for Progress, to talk about how polls are really conducted and how we should think about them. Then, Josh Cohen, the political scientist behind the Ettingermentum newsletter, takes us through what the 2024 polls are really saying about Biden and Trump’s chances in November.

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On this episode of See How They Run, we’re talking about the thing that probably defines the political horserace more than anything else: polling.

First, we’re joined by Danielle Deiseroth, executive director of progressive polling firm Data for Progress, to talk about how polls are really conducted and how we should think about them. Then, Josh Cohen, the political scientist behind the Ettingermentum newsletter, takes us through what the 2024 polls are really saying about Biden and Trump’s chances in November.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About the “Black Vote” | See How They Run
byThe Nation Magazine

On this episode of See How They Run, a wide-ranging conversation with Christina Greer, Steve Phillips, and Adolph Reed Jr.

If there's one thing everyone knows about American politics, it's that there is no way for a Democrat to win the presidency without Black voters. That's one of the reasons why, as Joe Biden fights desperately to stay in the 2024 election, he's made an aggressive effort to shore up Black support. In recent days, Biden has spoken at Black churches, given interviews to Black radio hosts, and leaned on the powerful Congressional Black Caucus to help bolster his political defenses.

But there are signs that Black voters may not be ready to turn out for Biden as fervently as he needs them to. in the past few months, polls have shown Black support for Biden slipping to levels Democrats have not seen in generations. So can Biden overcome doubts about his fitness, reverse these trends, and hold the White House? Should we even believe the polls? And are we in the middle of a historic shift in the relationship between Black voters and the Democratic Party?

To discuss all of this, D.D. Guttenplan is joined by a powerhouse trio of guests: Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University; Steve Phillips, political strategist, Nation contributor, and author most recently of How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good; and Adolph Reed Jr., Nation columnist and professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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