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Presidential: Biden and Trump Locked in Close Race

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 14, 2024 · 9:00 AM EDT

While the presidential race is careening toward a rematch, 2024 won’t necessarily be a replay of 2020. 

The race looks familiar with President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump topping the ballot, but both men are bringing more baggage to the contest, creating a level of volatility that doesn’t…

Podcast Episode 16: New York 3 Special, Maryland Senate with Scott Eidler of Newsday

February 15, 2024 · 12:35 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Scott Eidler of Newsday discuss Democrat Tom Suozzi's special election victory in New York's 3rd District in the race to replace George Santos. Nathan and Jacob also analyze former Gov. Larry Hogan's entry into the Maryland Senate race and the recent retirements in the House…

Podcast Episode 15: California Senate and House Primaries with Melanie Mason of Politico

February 1, 2024 · 6:11 PM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Melanie Mason of Politico discuss the upcoming California primaries including the race to replace Dianne Feinstein in the Senate and more than a dozen consequential and interesting House primaries. And Nathan contemplates buying a track suit fashioned after a G.I. Joe character.


Podcast Episode 14: Iowa Caucus Results, Delegate Counting w/ Leah Askarinam

January 18, 2024 · 11:34 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Leah Askarinam of 538 and the Associated Press discuss the Iowa caucus results and the intricacies of counting delegates in the presidential nominating process.

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The Inside Elections podcast analyzes congressional, presidential…

A Good Night for Trump and Polling, and Other Post-Iowa Thoughts

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 16, 2024 · 7:53 AM EST

Thanks to Iowa Republicans, the first 2024 election is in the books, and we have the first opportunity of the year to chew over some results. 

The bottom line is that Donald Trump did what he needed to do. The former president came into Monday as the clear frontrunner for…

Podcast Episode 13: New York 3 Special, Iowa Caucus w/ Marianne LeVine

January 5, 2024 · 9:17 PM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Marianne LeVine of the Washington Post discuss the special election to replace George Santos in New York’s 3rd District and the upcoming Republican caucuses in Iowa, with a side of movie reviews. 

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Podcast Episode 12: Baseline, Evenly-Divided Districts, Memorable Holiday Gifts

December 21, 2023 · 11:01 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Bradley Wascher discuss Inside Elections’ Baseline metric, which measures the partisan performance of every district and every state. They also dive into some of the most evenly-divided districts in the country and talk about their favorite holiday gift memories.

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Podcast Episode 11: Santos Special Election, Nepo Babies Running in the House, GOP Presidential

December 7, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey discuss the upcoming special election in New York’s 3rd District after George Santos was expelled, talk about a the crop of Nepo Baby candidates running for the House with family connections, and look ahead to the GOP presidential primary with the Iowa caucuses…

Podcast Episode 10: Manchin’s Exit, House Exodus, and GOP Presidential Primary

November 17, 2023 · 10:26 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covery look at the fight for the Senate in the wake of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's decision not to see re-election in West Virginia, discuss the recent exodus from the House with multiple members not running again, talk about the latest in the GOP…

Podcast Episode 9: 2023 Elections, North Carolina Redistricting, GOP Presidential Primary

November 2, 2023 · 1:00 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin look ahead to the key 2023 races, talk about the impact of the new maps in North Carolina and Alabama after redistricting, and discuss the GOP presidential primary without Mike Pence in the race.

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