Senate Polls, Third Parties and Nevada's Weirdness

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Rick Hasen on movement in the courts that potentially could limit gerrymandering.

2. The Republican majority in the Senate is in trouble, according to experts. John Sides at the Monkey Cage reports.

3. The Republican majority in the Senate is in trouble, according to polls. Josh Katz at the Upshot reports. That’s "in trouble," not lost. By both measures (experts and polls), the chances are about two-fifths that Republicans hang on.

4. Mark Blumenthal on measuring third-party support.

5. Alexis Madrigal and Dodai Stewart at the Washington Post argue for new debate moderators.

6. Nevada politics maven Jon Ralston at Politico on why that state isn’t following this year’s trends.

7. Ann Friedman at the Los Angeles Times on phony Hillary Clinton health rumors.

8. And Jeer Heet at the New Republic on blogs.

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