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Perry Bacon Jr.

Renee and journalist and Louisville native Perry Bacon Jr., senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight, discuss President Trump's first year in office, Trump's interactions with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, party dynamics in both the national Republican and Democratic parties, and more. Previously, Bacon was a senior political reporter for NBC News and was a White House reporter and national politica
Season 13 Episode 18 Length 28:02 Premiere: 02/02/18

Journalist Perry Bacon’s Take on the Political Climate

He covers presidents and presidential campaigns. He writes about Congress and legislation that impacts millions of Americans. And he shares his political insights on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” MSNBC’s “Hardball,” and other news roundtables.

Now Perry Bacon Jr. is senior political writer for the data journalism website FiveThirtyEight.com. But despite a hectic Washington schedule, the Louisville native still finds time to come home and visit his family every couple of months.

On a recent trip to Kentucky, Bacon appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss politics, polling, and journalism.
 

 

The President Energizes Democrats
Even with a strong gross domestic product and record low unemployment rates, Bacon says many Americans who face stagnant wages and rising prices still feel anxious about their personal economic circumstances. That’s led to voters across the political spectrum being nervous and angry, he says.

“I don’t think people feel great about their democracy right now,” says Bacon.

Add to that mix an unpredictable and divisive president, and Bacon says you have the set up for an interesting mid-term election cycle.

“The Democrats are probably the favorites to win the House, if the election were [held] today,” Bacon says. “But the Senate is much tougher.”

That’s because key Senate races for Democrats are in redder states such as Indiana, Missouri, and West Virginia, according to Bacon. He says important House races are in bluer states, including California, New York, and Virginia.

Bacon says President Trump has energized Democrats and inspired many women and people of color to run for office for the first time. But he says the party is fractured among moderate members who hoped to avoid the recent government shutdown and more activist members who favored the shutdown as a tactic to get legislation to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

“There is a divide in the party over whether to be fiery and anti-Trump or to be anti-Trump and somewhat more modest about it,” he says.

Bacon says there’s also a rift among some Democrats that’s left over from the 2016 presidential primaries between those who supported U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Trump and the Republican Brand
The GOP side is also divided, says Bacon. There’s a base of about 30 percent who remain ardent supporters of the president, and the other Republicans who want to remain in the majority but are uncomfortable with Trump’s behavior. Bacon says that’s the faction that wishes the president would tweet less and talk more about the benefits of the Republican tax cuts.

“For the overall Republican brand, Trump is a problem,” says Bacon. “I think in the 2018 mid-terms, you’re going to see a lot of Republican candidates run away from Trump and not be eager to campaign with him.”

Despite some favorable reviews of his State of the Union address, Trump’s approval ratings remain low. Bacon says the president has lost about eight percentage points since his election.

“It looks like the working-class vote is still with him,” says Bacon. “He’s dropping among the suburban, upper-income, college-educated Republicans, and that’s still a problem because he needs those people with him too.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is also enduring low favorability numbers, but Bacon says that’s to be expected. He contends that it’s hard for Congressional leaders like McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to be popular in national opinion polls. But Bacon says McConnell has scored significant victories with the tax cuts and in shepherding Trump’s judicial appointments through their confirmations.

“Mitch McConnell is not running for national office and he knows that,” says Bacon. “His view of policy is, I’m trying to get stuff done, I’m not trying to be a national figure.”

The Majority Leader has also occasionally been the target of the president’s ire. But another Kentucky Republican has had a smoother relationship with the president. Gov. Matt Bevin has been to the Trump White House on several occasions. He even sat at the president’s right hand during a recent summit on criminal justice reform.

“There’s some Republican governors like John Kasich of Ohio who has been pretty anti-trump,” Bacon says. “Bevin, I would argue, is probably in the four or five governors who’ve been closest to the Trump Administration.”

Bacon attributes some of that to Bevin’s friendship with Vice President Mike Pence, who is the former governor of Indiana. He says Bevin is smart to nurture his relationship with the White House since the governor may have plans for running for higher office in the future.

The Problem with Polling
Bacon is a graduate of Louisville’s Male High School and Yale University. He worked for Time, The Washington Post, and NBC News before landing at FiveThirtyEight.com, a website currently owned by ESPN. Bacon says statistician Nate Silver founded the site to use data analysis to cover politics and sports. (The name comes from the total number of electors in the Electoral College.)

FiveThirtyEight makes political predictions by averaging a range of polling data. Bacon says that proved successful in predicting national races in 2008 and 2012. He contends the polls even did a good job in the 2016 campaign, when they predicted a tight race with Hillary Clinton the ultimate winner. (The Democrat did win the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College.)

Bacon says polls are good at predicting when a race will be close or could be a blow-out, but otherwise he says people should accept the fact that national elections are going to be close and the final outcomes may be unpredictable. He also downplays the argument that polling is inaccurate because people who respond to the surveys aren’t always honest about how they will actually vote. Bacon says the bigger problem is who survey companies contact.

“I don’t think that people are hiding what’s going on in the polls,” Bacon says. “I do think there’s a question about whether we’re sampling white working-class voters enough. I think some of our polls show the population is more college-educated than it really is.”

A Plea to Journalists and News Consumers
As a self-described “nerdy kid” who grew up reading the Courier Journal, Bacon has a soft spot for the plight of the newspaper industry and journalism in general. He says national papers like The New York Times and The Washington Post probably have the diversified resources to survive the shift to free websites and social media.

But the prospects for many local and regional papers are very different. With declining advertising revenues, Bacon says outlets like the Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader must have hometown subscribers to support them and their missions to cover community issues.

“Most governing that effects you happens at the local level,” Bacon says, “and I find it occasionally frustrating where people seem to know every detail about Donald Trump and what he did and how he tweeted, but… they know nothing about local politics.”

On the flipside, Bacon says journalists must also do a better job of communicating how they do their work and countering allegations of being “fake news.”

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Season 13 Episodes

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness

S13 E43 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 08/24/18

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing

S13 E42 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 08/17/18

Jessica Dueñas - 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

S13 E41 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 08/10/18

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

S13 E37 Length 28:48 Premiere Date 07/13/18

A New Task Force on Opioids

S13 E36 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 07/06/18

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

S13 E35 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 06/29/18

Criminal Justice Reform

S13 E34 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 06/22/18

Jay Box - Kentucky Community and Technical College

S13 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 06/15/18

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

S13 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 06/08/18

Bob King - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S13 E31 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 06/01/18

Rachel Childress - Lexington Habitat for Humanity

S13 E30 Length 26:22 Premiere Date 05/25/18

2018 Kentucky Primary Races

S13 E29 Length 29:52 Premiere Date 05/18/18

Dr. Donna Grigsby

S13 E28 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 05/11/18

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

S13 E27 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 05/04/18

Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks

S13 E25 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 04/20/18

Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard

S13 E24 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 04/13/18

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

S13 E23 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 04/06/18

Secretary Derrick Ramsey - Apprenticeships

S13 E22 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 02/23/18

Educational Innovation

S13 E21 Length 28:45 Premiere Date 02/16/18

Gerald Smith

S13 E20 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 02/09/18

Perry Bacon Jr.

S13 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 02/02/18

DV8 Kitchen

S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 01/19/18

Silas House, New Novel

S13 E16 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 01/16/18

Tawanda Owsley

S13 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 01/05/18

Sexual Harassment Issues

S13 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 12/15/17

Disability Rates and Benefits

S13 E13 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 12/08/17

Good Samaritans

S13 E12 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 11/17/17

A Salute to Heroes

S13 E10 Length 26:18 Premiere Date 11/10/17

Legislative Health Policy

S13 E9 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 11/03/17

Elder Care

S13 E8 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 10/27/17

Preventing Youth Suicide

S13 E7 Length 28:17 Premiere Date 10/20/17

A Proposal for Pension Reform

S13 E6 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10/13/17

Rethinking Pain Medication

S13 E5 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10/06/17

Former Gov. Steve Beshear

S13 E4 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 09/29/17

Secretary Elaine Chao

S13 E3 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 09/22/17

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

S13 E2 Length 29:32 Premiere Date 09/08/17

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

S13 E1 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 09/01/17

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Premiered On: 06/23/2017

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Premiered On: 07/07/2017

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Premiered On: 08/04/2017

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Premiered On: 08/11/2017

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Premiered On: 08/18/2017

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Premiered On: 10/20/2017

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Premiered On: 11/03/2017

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Melynda Jamison - CASA of Lexington

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Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House

Premiered On: 11/17/2017

Lexington plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore talks about Surgery on Sunday, providing outpatient essential surgical services at no cost to income-eligible, uninsured or underinsured individuals. Then, Kelly Duffy talks about Bluegrass Families First (BFF), a non-profit that provides opportunities for early childhood development, adult education, and other services helping Lexington families move toward self-sufficiency. BFF supports three organizations: The Family Care Center; The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families; and One Parent Scholar House. Mirsada Simic talks about One Parent Scholar House and its Child Development Center with a 5-star curriculum program.

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk

Premiered On: 12/15/2017

Renee's guest is Rus Funk, a consultant on gender equity, anti-racism, and violence prevention. He serves on the board of the National Center on Sexual and Domestic Violence. Funk talks about the spate of sexual harassment charges that have dominated news headlines and offers advice on helping men learn how to modify their behavior to create a professional and respectful work environment.

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Silas House

Premiered On: 01/12/2018

Novelist, activist, and educator Silas House discusses his book to be released later this year that focuses on parenthood, his work as an advocate for environmental and gender equity causes, and other topics.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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Bill Goodman - Kentucky Humanities - S18 E10

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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Restoring American Democracy - S18 E9

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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

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Breast Cancer - S18 E8

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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S18 E7

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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

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Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

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Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

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Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

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