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9 November 2016

The NS Podcast #183: Trump

The New Statesman podcast.

By New Statesman


After a long night, Helen and Stephen reflect on the result of America’s 2016 election: how were the polls so wrong? Would Bernie have done better? And what might be the most concerning consequence of all?

Stephen asks who has had a bad election. Helen worries that Trump’s victory could have been even bigger if he’d been more competent. And you ask us: is the profileration of political polling a bad thing? (Helen’s answer involves mammoths and suger)

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush).

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Jason Cowley considers what the result means for the rest of the world.
– Helen asks who is to blame for Trump’s success.
– And Caroline Crampton urges caution in deploying narratives of “disenfranchisment”.

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