Podcast on Politics: Wait, are Americans in favour of or against affirmative action?
Since we are in the final week of June, we are eagerly awaiting the outcomes of a number of high-profile Supreme Court cases. Affirmative action, President Biden’s program to forgive student loans, business services for LGBTQ people, and the power of state legislatures are among the remaining cases.
In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, we examine the findings of various public opinion polls regarding affirmative action and debate whether or not polling is a useful tool. Additionally, we investigate the significance of RFK Jr.’s relatively high Democratic primary polling.
Additionally, with the addition of former Texas Representative Will Hurd, the Republican presidential primary field has expanded once more. He moves into a crowded lane against Trump. So, why are there so many anti-Trump candidates in a primary with voters who support the former president? Last but not least, this past weekend marked one year since the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court. We think about how that decision might have affected public opinion.