In the first podcast of our series, Race to the White House, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer look at the current state of the US presidential race. Who is leading in the polls? Which states will matter in November? How can either candidate carve out a path to the 270 Electoral College votes required to win?
Also on the agenda: should we consider Republican nominee Donald Trump a populist politician?
Authors: Tom Switzer, Research Associate, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney