President Biden’s US $ 2 trillion social spending and climate change agenda is in its poorest position yet. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin announced in a TV interview on Sunday that he would not support the Build Back Better Plan. On this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discuss Manchin’s rationale and where the Democrats could go from here. They also look back on 2021, attempting to highlight the most momentous political events of the year and discuss how their understanding of American politics has been challenged.
You can listen to the episode by clicking the Play button at the top of the audio player, or through download it in iTunes, that ESPN app or your favorite podcast platform. If you’re new to podcasts, learn to listen.
The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is recorded on Mondays and Thursdays. Help new listeners discover the show by Leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Do you have a comment, question, or suggestion about “good polls vs. bad polls”? Get in touch by email, on twitter or in the comments.