Politics Podcast: Americans Say They’re Over COVID-19. What Does That Mean?

We are approaching the two year mark of living with the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Although the Omicron wave is receding, the virus is unlikely to just go away and people are unhappy and angry – about COVID-19 and more. In polls more Americans say they are unhappy in their own lives, about two-thirds think the country is broken wrong track, and Biden is one percentage point away from Trump’s record for being the least popular post-war president at that point in his tenure. In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how Americans are feeling and what types of COVID-19 restrictions they do and don’t support.

The podcast also covers some big recent developments in the borough redistribution process that is currently taking place across the country. New York has signed a map aggressively favoring Democrats, and elsewhere state and federal courts have struck down maps they view as Gerrymander.

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