Could Bigfoot Erotica influence the election? Fan-favorite Chris Stirewalt of Fox News says, “It’s a possibility.” (BIG IF TRUE) No, but really, Jonah wanted to have Chris back on The Remnant to cut through the vast amount of statistical noise being generated in the run-up to the election. With some polls suggesting a Biden landslide, other polls predicting a closer-than-expected outcome, and yet still more organizations suggesting a legion of silent-assassin-Republicans, waiting in the wings to shock the pollsters once again, Stirewalt clarifies these contradictory auguries with a brevity and hilarity rarely found in the mucky world of punditry. While the haruspicy might make for a very unhygienic office space, Stirewalt gets the job done, and that’s why we trust his expertise.

Show Notes:

Get tickets to The Dispatch’s post-election event, “What’s Next: Election 2020 and Beyond”

Follow Chris’s work at Fox News

Vote SMOD 2020

Muhlenberg College’s state polling for PA

John Zogby

Paul, proud octopus and FIFA Diviner

Ron Johnson’s business background

The Partisan Vote Index

Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What

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  1. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    I really hate Jonah gloating when trashing people inclined to like him. It’s like Rick Wilson, but less nasty.

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    • October 27, 2020, at 8:59 PM PDT
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  2. Charlotte Member
    CharlotteJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Good lord, is Jonah recording six or seven Remnants per week now? Just when I think I’m caught up more of them appear in my feed. Might be a leeeeetle too much Remnant (but not nearly enough cowbell).

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    • October 28, 2020, at 7:17 AM PDT
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  3. Jim Wright Coolidge

    I once begged him not to go more than one episode a week. I’ve liked him for a long time but I’m now choosing to not listen to more than one or two a week. it’s just too much, and too negative.

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    • October 28, 2020, at 7:40 AM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    He seems to be doing it because Dispatch subscribers demand “content.” 

    Apparently even if that “content” has little or no content.

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    • October 28, 2020, at 11:49 AM PDT
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  5. Joe D. Lincoln

    So, I can’t see why a remnant conservative would not want to keep the Senate at least – a bad map gets worse if they create a bunch of new states, and you can run a President Biden if you keep the Senate and lose the Presidency anyways.

    I doubt Republicans will refuse to nominate Biden appointments – that’s just not what they do (save for the 4th or 8th year of a presidency).

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    • October 28, 2020, at 12:06 PM PDT
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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    Joe D. (View Comment):
    So, I can’t see why a remnant conservative would not want to keep the Senate at least – a bad map gets worse if they create a bunch of new states, and you can run a President Biden if you keep the Senate and lose the Presidency anyways.

    What passes for “conservative” among the beltway class is not recognizable as conservative in the rest of the country.

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    • October 28, 2020, at 5:18 PM PDT
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  7. David Bryan Member

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Good lord, is Jonah recording six or seven Remnants per week now? Just when I think I’m caught up more of them appear in my feed. Might be a leeeeetle too much Remnant (but not nearly enough cowbell).

    I worry about Jonah’s health and stamina since launch of the Dispatch. The quality of his writing and of THE REMNANT podcasts has remained high, but surely this must take some toll. 

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    • October 28, 2020, at 6:02 PM PDT
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  8. Charlotte Member
    CharlotteJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I actually really like Chris Stirewalt (he is a patron at the library where I work and is always very friendly) and enjoyed this conversation. The discussion about “shy Trump voters” was interesting if not 100% convincing. They made a fair point about not having any reason to lie to pollsters, but neither of them even seemed to believe that the Trump (or conservative) closet is a real thing in every day life. Good heavens, try working with a bunch of middle-aged white female librarians and see how forthcoming you are about your political views.

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    • October 28, 2020, at 6:06 PM PDT
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  9. Charlotte Member
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    David Bryan (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Good lord, is Jonah recording six or seven Remnants per week now? Just when I think I’m caught up more of them appear in my feed. Might be a leeeeetle too much Remnant (but not nearly enough cowbell).

    I worry about Jonah’s health and stamina since launch of the Dispatch. The quality of his writing and of THE REMNANT podcasts has remained high, but surely this must take some toll.

    Agree about his health. He starts every podcast with, “If I sound like I’m exhausted it’s only because I am.”

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    • October 28, 2020, at 6:09 PM PDT
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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    Hate does take its toll on people. Maybe he should find a new job.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 6:40 AM PDT
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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    Charlotte (View Comment):
    but neither of them even seemed to believe that the Trump (or conservative) closet is a real thing in every day life. Good heavens, try working with a bunch of middle-aged white female librarians and see how forthcoming you are about your political views.

    Beltway bubble effect. They have no clue.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 6:40 AM PDT
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  12. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Charlotte (View Comment):
    I actually really like Chris Stirewalt (he is a patron at the library where I work and is always very friendly) and enjoyed this conversation.

    No kidding? I really like Stirewalt and always enjoy seeing or hearing him.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 8:44 AM PDT
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  13. Charlotte Member
    CharlotteJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):
    I actually really like Chris Stirewalt (he is a patron at the library where I work and is always very friendly) and enjoyed this conversation.

    No kidding? I really like Stirewalt and always enjoy seeing or hearing him.

    It’s actually a cute(ish) story…a couple of years ago he came in with his sons after school to sign up for a library card. I had no idea who he was (don’t have cable or watch TV) but the email address he used for his account was at-foxnews-dot-com, which is definitely not a thing I see every day. So I did some googling and found out who he was. The next time I saw him at the library was soon after his first appearance on The Remnant. I sort of whispered (I’m deeply closeted at work, as I’ve mentioned) to him as he was leaving, “hey, I enjoyed you on Jonah’s podcast!” and he’s been very cordial ever since. I’ve still never seen him on TV or listened to his podcast. :-)

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    • October 30, 2020, at 8:51 AM PDT
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  14. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):
    I actually really like Chris Stirewalt (he is a patron at the library where I work and is always very friendly) and enjoyed this conversation.

    No kidding? I really like Stirewalt and always enjoy seeing or hearing him.

    It’s actually a cute(ish) story…a couple of years ago he came in with his sons after school to sign up for a library card. I had no idea who he was (don’t have cable or watch TV) but the email address he used for his account was at-foxnews-dot-com, which is definitely not a thing I see every day. So I did some googling and found out who he was. The next time I saw him at the library was soon after his first appearance on The Remnant. I sort of whispered (I’m deeply closeted at work, as I’ve mentioned) to him as he was leaving, “hey, I enjoyed you on Jonah’s podcast!” and he’s been very cordial ever since. I’ve still never seen him on TV or listened to his podcast. :-)

    He always strikes me as very down-to-Earth. He doesn’t come off as a show business persona. I saw him just a couple days ago on Kennedy, which is a news talk show on Fox Business Channel.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 8:58 AM PDT
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  15. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy WeivodaJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I finally got to listen to this one today. Jonah should have Chris Stirewalt on once a month.

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    • November 7, 2020, at 9:39 AM PST
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