The notion that the Democratic Party is overwhelmed has been such a common narrative in the political media that the refrain “Dems in disarray” has become something of a joke online. In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew debates whether the party struggling to pass federal legislation and facing a difficult semester is truly in disarray, or if these hurdles are common to any party in power.
The team also discusses public opinion on gun laws following the recent mass shootings in Texas, New York and California, and examines why seemingly substantial support for stricter gun regulations has not led to new legislation.
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