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What Do We Know About Trump’s Re-election Chances So Far? - 2019-03-20T09:59:43+00:00
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): With all eyes on 2020, much of the media attention has focused on the growing Democratic field, but what about President Trump’s re-election chances? How vulnerable is he to actually being unseated? Because we’re in the business […]

Uh, Did The Selection Committee Actually Get It Right? - 2019-03-19T21:47:22+00:00
Welcome to the return of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast! On today’s episode (March 19, 2019), we discuss Mike Trout’s deal before we jump into March Madness. It looks like conference tournament wins didn’t help out with bracket seeding for a few key men’s teams, and Jay Williams of ESPN’s “First Take” makes the case […]

Mike Trout Is A $430 Million Bargain - 2019-03-19T21:00:25+00:00
As reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a 12-year contract extension worth at least $430 million with outfielder Mike Trout, setting the all-time mark for both the largest contract (passing Bryce Harper’s $330 million deal from a few weeks ago) and the greatest average annual contract […]

Your Guide To The 2019 NCAA Women’s Tournament - 2019-03-19T17:12:07+00:00
The early release of the women’s NCAA tournament bracket on Monday afternoon actually did fans a favor: If any year merits having additional time to fill out a bracket, this year is it. Three different teams were ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll this season, and a storyline has been how open the […]

How Andrew Yang Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary - 2019-03-19T15:36:16+00:00
We started off the 2020 cycle with an informal heuristic: While many long shots would run for president, we would focus our coverage on candidates who had previously held elected office; others would have to earn enough media attention to prove they should be taken seriously. When businessman Andrew Yang, a political rookie, launched his […]

Significant Digits For Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2019-03-19T11:09:40+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. For even more facts, figures and discussion, check out our live FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast in New York City on March 20. 1604 John Bercow, the speaker of England’s House of Commons, has injected even more confusion into the ongoing debate about […]

What Does Beto O’Rourke Believe? - 2019-03-19T11:01:47+00:00
There has been a debate, both in the run-up to and since last week’s launch of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, about his ideology and policy positions. It has two dimensions. First, people are asking whether O’Rourke actually stands for much of anything — or if his candidacy is just about his perceived charisma and electability. […]

Why Klobuchar’s Strength In Minnesota May Not Translate To The Primaries - 2019-03-19T09:59:12+00:00
One of the strongest selling points of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign is her electability. That can be a problematic term, but in this case, we’re basing the idea on more than just subjective qualities like “likability”: Klobuchar was one of the strongest Democratic Senate candidates of the 2018 cycle — winning re-election by 24 […]

Politics Podcast: Which 2020 Candidates Have Had The Best Rollouts So Far? - 2019-03-18T22:25:49+00:00
The Democratic primary field is taking shape. In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew debates which candidates have done the best job of introducing themselves to voters in the early days of the contest. The team also takes stock of Republican defections from President Trump — on the recent national emergency declaration […]

Is Beto O’Rourke Learning How To Troll The Media? - 2019-03-18T19:19:23+00:00
At 5:03 a.m. on Monday, Politico published a story on former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s “rocky rollout” to his presidential campaign, which launched last week. Roughly two hours later, O’Rourke’s campaign announced that it had raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after launch — more than any other Democratic candidate including Sen. Bernie […]

Byron Buxton Is Teasing Twins Fans Again - 2019-03-18T18:06:54+00:00
The Minnesota Twins were one of the best stories of the 2017 MLB season: Coming off a 59-win campaign in 2016, they won 85 games and made the playoffs seemingly out of nowhere. Minnesota even spotted itself an early three-run lead against the Yankees in the American League wild-card game (before promptly giving it away […]

Significant Digits For Monday, March 18, 2019 - 2019-03-18T10:52:58+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. For even more facts, figures and discussion, check out our live FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast in New York City on March 20. 19 percent Hark, the Earth continues to rotate on its axis, the weather slowly warms and lo March Madness is […]

How Two Arcane Clauses In The Constitution Could Expose Trump’s Businesses - 2019-03-18T10:01:28+00:00
This is the Trump Docket, where we track some of the most important legal cases of the Trump presidency and how their results could shape presidential power. Questions, comments, or thoughts about cases to cover? Email us here. Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, we still know relatively little about the inner workings of his […]

Your Guide To The 2019 NCAA Men’s Tournament - 2019-03-18T04:47:12+00:00
The NCAA tournament is finally here! Will we see another No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed? Will Gonzaga finally win its first national championship? Will Zion Williamson’s shoe explode again? We can’t tell you exactly what will happen over the next three weeks, but we can help steer you in the right direction […]

How Our March Madness Predictions Work - 2019-03-17T23:41:06+00:00
References Brian Burke’s Excitement Index / DonBest injury report / ESPN’s BPI / Sports-Reference.com Jeff Sagarin’s ratings / Joel Sokol’s LRMC ratings / Ken Massey’s ratings / Ken Pomeroy’s ratings / Sonny Moore’s ratings (men, women) The Details We’ve been issuing probabilistic March Madness forecasts in some form since 2011, when FiveThirtyEight was just a […]

Politics Podcast: Brexit’s Moment Of Truth Is Approaching - 2019-03-15T17:23:29+00:00
The British Parliament voted Thursday to extend the country’s deadline for leaving the European Union beyond March 29. The options now appear to be (i) passing a withdrawal agreement next week and only extending the deadline for a matter of months or (ii) not passing an agreement and postponing the deadline much longer. Cambridge professors […]

What If The National League Had A DH? - 2019-03-15T16:16:36+00:00
For a brief moment this winter, it seemed like the designated hitter might finally come to the National League. The MLB players union proposed the idea to the commissioner’s office as part of broader negotiations, but last month Rob Manfred pumped the brakes. Adding the universal DH was not part of the agreement between the […]

Why Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games? - 2019-03-15T14:55:29+00:00
There are a few things we’ve come to expect over the years from San Antonio Spurs basketball. The team will always find a way to make the playoffs, no matter how much talent and pedigree it loses during the offseason. Coach Gregg Popovich will generally deliver grumpy end-of-quarter interviews no matter how well his team […]

Who Will Science The Scientists? - 2019-03-15T14:04:54+00:00
The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore. That is what inspired our series Science Question From A Toddler, which uses kids’ curiosity as a jumping-off point to investigate the scientific wonders that adults don’t even think […]

Get Perplexed With Some Games Of Hex - 2019-03-15T12:00:45+00:00
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]

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Features – FiveThirtyEight -

What Do We Know About Trump’s Re-election Chances So Far? - 2019-03-20T09:59:43+00:00
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): With all eyes on 2020, much of the media attention has focused on the growing Democratic field, but what about President Trump’s re-election chances? How vulnerable is he to actually being unseated? Because we’re in the business […]

Uh, Did The Selection Committee Actually Get It Right? - 2019-03-19T21:47:22+00:00
Welcome to the return of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast! On today’s episode (March 19, 2019), we discuss Mike Trout’s deal before we jump into March Madness. It looks like conference tournament wins didn’t help out with bracket seeding for a few key men’s teams, and Jay Williams of ESPN’s “First Take” makes the case […]

Mike Trout Is A $430 Million Bargain - 2019-03-19T21:00:25+00:00
As reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a 12-year contract extension worth at least $430 million with outfielder Mike Trout, setting the all-time mark for both the largest contract (passing Bryce Harper’s $330 million deal from a few weeks ago) and the greatest average annual contract […]

Your Guide To The 2019 NCAA Women’s Tournament - 2019-03-19T17:12:07+00:00
The early release of the women’s NCAA tournament bracket on Monday afternoon actually did fans a favor: If any year merits having additional time to fill out a bracket, this year is it. Three different teams were ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll this season, and a storyline has been how open the […]

How Andrew Yang Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary - 2019-03-19T15:36:16+00:00
We started off the 2020 cycle with an informal heuristic: While many long shots would run for president, we would focus our coverage on candidates who had previously held elected office; others would have to earn enough media attention to prove they should be taken seriously. When businessman Andrew Yang, a political rookie, launched his […]

Significant Digits For Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2019-03-19T11:09:40+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. For even more facts, figures and discussion, check out our live FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast in New York City on March 20. 1604 John Bercow, the speaker of England’s House of Commons, has injected even more confusion into the ongoing debate about […]

What Does Beto O’Rourke Believe? - 2019-03-19T11:01:47+00:00
There has been a debate, both in the run-up to and since last week’s launch of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, about his ideology and policy positions. It has two dimensions. First, people are asking whether O’Rourke actually stands for much of anything — or if his candidacy is just about his perceived charisma and electability. […]

Why Klobuchar’s Strength In Minnesota May Not Translate To The Primaries - 2019-03-19T09:59:12+00:00
One of the strongest selling points of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign is her electability. That can be a problematic term, but in this case, we’re basing the idea on more than just subjective qualities like “likability”: Klobuchar was one of the strongest Democratic Senate candidates of the 2018 cycle — winning re-election by 24 […]

Politics Podcast: Which 2020 Candidates Have Had The Best Rollouts So Far? - 2019-03-18T22:25:49+00:00
The Democratic primary field is taking shape. In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew debates which candidates have done the best job of introducing themselves to voters in the early days of the contest. The team also takes stock of Republican defections from President Trump — on the recent national emergency declaration […]

Is Beto O’Rourke Learning How To Troll The Media? - 2019-03-18T19:19:23+00:00
At 5:03 a.m. on Monday, Politico published a story on former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s “rocky rollout” to his presidential campaign, which launched last week. Roughly two hours later, O’Rourke’s campaign announced that it had raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after launch — more than any other Democratic candidate including Sen. Bernie […]

Byron Buxton Is Teasing Twins Fans Again - 2019-03-18T18:06:54+00:00
The Minnesota Twins were one of the best stories of the 2017 MLB season: Coming off a 59-win campaign in 2016, they won 85 games and made the playoffs seemingly out of nowhere. Minnesota even spotted itself an early three-run lead against the Yankees in the American League wild-card game (before promptly giving it away […]

Significant Digits For Monday, March 18, 2019 - 2019-03-18T10:52:58+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. For even more facts, figures and discussion, check out our live FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast in New York City on March 20. 19 percent Hark, the Earth continues to rotate on its axis, the weather slowly warms and lo March Madness is […]

How Two Arcane Clauses In The Constitution Could Expose Trump’s Businesses - 2019-03-18T10:01:28+00:00
This is the Trump Docket, where we track some of the most important legal cases of the Trump presidency and how their results could shape presidential power. Questions, comments, or thoughts about cases to cover? Email us here. Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, we still know relatively little about the inner workings of his […]

Your Guide To The 2019 NCAA Men’s Tournament - 2019-03-18T04:47:12+00:00
The NCAA tournament is finally here! Will we see another No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed? Will Gonzaga finally win its first national championship? Will Zion Williamson’s shoe explode again? We can’t tell you exactly what will happen over the next three weeks, but we can help steer you in the right direction […]

How Our March Madness Predictions Work - 2019-03-17T23:41:06+00:00
References Brian Burke’s Excitement Index / DonBest injury report / ESPN’s BPI / Sports-Reference.com Jeff Sagarin’s ratings / Joel Sokol’s LRMC ratings / Ken Massey’s ratings / Ken Pomeroy’s ratings / Sonny Moore’s ratings (men, women) The Details We’ve been issuing probabilistic March Madness forecasts in some form since 2011, when FiveThirtyEight was just a […]

Politics Podcast: Brexit’s Moment Of Truth Is Approaching - 2019-03-15T17:23:29+00:00
The British Parliament voted Thursday to extend the country’s deadline for leaving the European Union beyond March 29. The options now appear to be (i) passing a withdrawal agreement next week and only extending the deadline for a matter of months or (ii) not passing an agreement and postponing the deadline much longer. Cambridge professors […]

What If The National League Had A DH? - 2019-03-15T16:16:36+00:00
For a brief moment this winter, it seemed like the designated hitter might finally come to the National League. The MLB players union proposed the idea to the commissioner’s office as part of broader negotiations, but last month Rob Manfred pumped the brakes. Adding the universal DH was not part of the agreement between the […]

Why Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games? - 2019-03-15T14:55:29+00:00
There are a few things we’ve come to expect over the years from San Antonio Spurs basketball. The team will always find a way to make the playoffs, no matter how much talent and pedigree it loses during the offseason. Coach Gregg Popovich will generally deliver grumpy end-of-quarter interviews no matter how well his team […]

Who Will Science The Scientists? - 2019-03-15T14:04:54+00:00
The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore. That is what inspired our series Science Question From A Toddler, which uses kids’ curiosity as a jumping-off point to investigate the scientific wonders that adults don’t even think […]

Get Perplexed With Some Games Of Hex - 2019-03-15T12:00:45+00:00
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]


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