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Welcome to the UVA Center for Politics podcast page.  For the weeks leading up to the presidential election you can tune in here to get the latest stats and predictions from Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman along with contributors to Sabato's Crystal Ball and other special guests.  The podcast will continue through November.  Special programs from the Center will also be posted here. Thank you for listening to our podcasts.

Oct 23, 2020

In this episode Larry Sabato is joined by Tara Setmayer as guest host.  Ms. Setmayer is a resident scholar at the Center for Politics this year. They both interview John Dean.  They will discuss his new book titled "Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump And His Followers".

In the second half of the show, Larry Sabato...


Oct 16, 2020

Key moments from Episode 9 of Sabato's Crystal Ball America Votes 2020:

- Miles Coleman, Kyle Kondik, and Larry Sabato discuss their top 'draft' picks for the 15 Senate seats most likely to flip in this election(6:45).

- Audience questions about recent reports of increasing Republican voter registration (28:...


Oct 8, 2020

The Crystal Ball team will be joined by Joel Goldstein, the nation's leading scholar on the vice presidency with reactions from the vice presidential debate.  An updated electoral map will also be unveiled with reactions from the team.


Oct 8, 2020

The team at Sabato's Crystal Ball discuss the first presidential debate, recent polling data, and almost 20 ratings changes in the Electoral College, House, and Senate. These changes, especially those in the Midwest, solidify Joe Biden's lead and bump him over 270 electoral votes in the Crystal Ball ratings. Guest...