Charlie Cook and Amy Walter Prognosticate Election 2012

With the election a mere 13 days away, all eyes are on a dizzying array of national and swing state polls whose crosscurrents can sometimes be difficult to make sense of. National Journal political analyst Charlie Cook and ABC News Political Director Amy Walter are two of the savviest poll-watchers in Washington, and came to the Institute for a discussion with Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” to help make sense of the morass. And from super PACs to swing state scar tissue, a cautious but clear consensus emerged: The race is close, but as of today, President Obama has the structural advantage over Mitt Romney in reaching the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the election.

For more, read Elizabeth’s article in The Aspen Idea.

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