Politics podcast: Americans not happy with Biden. Or Republicans.

Last week, The New York Times and Siena College released their first midterm poll. It covered a wide range of issues, from opinions on Biden and Trump, to the state of the economy and our democracy. The poll showed widespread pessimism towards the country and the leaders of both parties. Beyond the pessimism, the data also highlights how Americans want things to be different, with clues for future elections and how coalitions of the two parties could continue to evolve.

In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Nate Cohn, the New York Times chief political analyst, joins the team to discuss the poll results. They also question whether a poll that asks Americans if they think the United States is currently in a recession is a “good or bad use of polls.”

You can listen to the episode by clicking on the “play” button in the audio player above or by download it in itunesthe ESPN app or your favorite podcast platform. If you’re new to podcasting, learn to listen.

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