Politics and Polls



Politics & Polls #160: Election Day 2019

Voters cast their ballots this week, with a few key statewide elections taking place in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Sam Wang and Julian Zelizer discuss the results of these…



Politics & Polls #27: Rebuilding the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party may be in a “crisis,” many argue, and not only because of a Donald Trump presidency but also due to continued Republican control of Congress. Given…

Politics & Polls #41: Trump’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of Trump’s presidency have been a whirlwind of victories and setbacks, leaving Americans with mixed opinions about President Trump and how the next four years…

Politics & Polls #52: How Social Movements Achieve Change with Steven Levingston

The Civil Rights Movement is often looked back upon as a time when social activism sparked real political change. During that time, the United States saw some of its…