The Gist explores GOP chances of winning the Senate, and Google’s IPO anniversary.
It’s 2014. Let’s Discuss Polling About Hillary Clinton in 2016!
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 19 2014 7:33 PM

Is It Better to Have Primaried and Lost, or Never to Have Primaried at All?

The Gist looks at polling data to predict who’s going to control the Senate and beyond.

It’s 2014. Let’s discuss polling about Hillary Clinton in 2016!

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Today on the Gist, Rolfe Winkler from the Wall Street Journal explains how the Google IPO has changed the stock market. Then, political writer Harry Enten from FiveThirtyEight breaks down early polling data for contested Senate elections, and even Hillary. For the Spiel, Alan Zweibel joins us in remembering Don Pardo.


Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.