The Senate on Tuesday began debate on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, despite indications it won’t get 60 votes, nor will key Democrats vote to change the filibuster to include the Voting Rights Act a simple law can be passed by a majority. In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew discusses what’s in the bill, why Senate Democrats passed it despite unmoved opposition, and how state election laws have changed since 2020.
They also ask whether a new survey Showing Biden’s approval rating of just 33 percent deserves all the attention it’s gotten.
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