Politics Podcast: The Electoral Challenges Facing The Republican Party

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The November election was the seventh time in eight presidential elections that Republicans lost the national popular vote, and it was a rare loss for an incumbent president. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew asks why President Trump lost and considers the challenges facing the GOP electorally. They also check in on FiveThirtyEight’s newly launched polling average of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight. @natesilver538

Perry Bacon Jr. is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight. @perrybaconjr

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