Why Democratic Appeals To The ‘Working Class’ Are Unlikely to Work

2022 Election Why Democratic Appeals To The ‘Working Class’ Are Unlikely to Work By Monica Potts Jul. 6, 2022, at 6:00 AM Democrats like John Fetterman in Pennsylvania are making strong appeals to working-class voters that Republicans have won in recent years, but these appeals are still likely to fall short. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll…

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How The Latest Jan. 6 Hearing Testimony Will Affect Midterm Votes

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew plays an Independence Day-inspired statistics game and discusses how the most recent Jan. 6 hearing could affect how Americans view former President Donald Trump. They also analyze a new poll from the University of New Hampshire that shows the state’s likely GOP primary voters favoring…

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Politics Podcast: Does DeSantis’s Strength Spell Trouble For Trump?

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS In last week’s Jan. 6 congressional hearing, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson outlined the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol and testified that then-President Donald Trump and some people in his administration were aware of the threat of violence. In…

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Just How Sharp Was The Supreme Court’s Rightward Turn This Term?

Supreme Court The Supreme Court’s Partisan Divide Hasn’t Been This Sharp In Generations By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Laura Bronner and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Laura Bronner Graphics by Elena Mejía Jul. 5, 2022, at 1:08 PM With a 6-3 conservative supermajority, the Supreme Court is seeing more rulings split along partisan lines, according to the appointing…

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What Do Older Progressive Voters Want?

Political Outliers What Do Older Progressive Voters Want? By Alex Samuels Jul. 5, 2022, at 6:00 AM PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DAN DAO / GETTY IMAGES Welcome to Political Outliers, a column that explored groups of Americans who are often portrayed as all voting the same way. In today’s climate, it’s easy to focus on how…

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The Fight for Abortion Rights Turns to State Constitutions

Less than an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional protection for abortion, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry crowed on Twitter that abortion was now illegal in the state. “Because of #SCOTUS ruling in #Dobbs, Louisiana’s trigger law banning #abortion is now in effect,” he wrote. But exactly which trigger law Landry was…

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