2020 Election Insights From Top Election Forecasters & Pollsters


What will the November 2020 US Presidential elections bring? 

Our election forecasters, pollsters, and renowned politics speakers offer the most trusted and detailed analysis of the upcoming elections, plus a forward-thinking look at how the upcoming Presidential election will affect businesses globally, as well as provide insider opinions on the balance of power, the economy, the Trump Presidency, America’s image in the world, and much more. These political experts also reveal what the election results will say about the nation’s political pulse in Washington, DC and beyond, and can customize their presentations for every industry and business sector to bring the election results into focus and help explain what you need to know.

We have compiled a list of some of the nation's most impressive and in-demand election forecasters, pollsters, and political experts for you to consider bringing to any of your upcoming investor meetings or executive board meetings to break down the upcoming election:


  • A.B. StoddardAssociate Editor & Columnist of RealClearPolitics
  • Amy WalterPublisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter & Former Political Director of ABC News 
  • Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, Co-Authors of POLITICO Playbook and "The Hill to Die On"
  • Bill McInturffCo-Founder of Public Opinion Strategies and Leading Pollster
  • Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics and Executive Editor of RealClear Media Group
  • Charlie CookRenowned Political Analyst & Founder of The Cook Political Report
  • David WassermanUS House Editor of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter
  • Frank Luntz, Pollster and Communications Expert
  • Jessica Taylor, Senate & Governors Editor, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter
  • Jim VandeHeiCo-Founder & CEO of Axios and Co-Founder & Former CEO of POLITICO 
  • John Harris, Founding Editor, POLITICO
  • Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and MSNBC contributor
  • Larry SabatoElection Analyst & Founder of The University Of Virginia Center For Politics
  • Mike AllenCo-Founder & Executive Editor of Axios and Former POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent
  • Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and CNN Political Analyst
  • Peter Hart, Leading Pollster and Public Policy Expert
  • Reid Wilson, National Correspondent for The Hill
  • Ronald Brownstein, CNN Senior Political and Election Analyst, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal
  • Steve Schmidt, Renowned Political Strategist
  • Stu RothenbergSenior Editor at Inside Elections With Nathan L. Gonzales & Former Editor/Publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report  
  • Tim AlbertaChief Political Correspondent for POLITICO
  • Thomas BevanCo-Founder & Executive Editor of Real Clear Politics

Take a closer look at each of these political experts by reading their speaker descriptions below and clicking on the links below to check out each of their individual speaker profile pages.


Associate Editor & Columnist of RealClearPolitics

A.B. Stoddard is an associate editor and columnist with political news site and polling data aggregator, RealClearPolitics, and a contributor and guest host for SiriusXM’s POTUS channel. She appears regularly on Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier and CNN’s New Day, as well as other shows on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and CNN for her expertise as a political commentator. She is a former associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. Her column with The Hill won first place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, DC chapter in 2010 and 2011. She overs the biggest news stories, Congress and the White House, budget battles, and electoral prospects for the two parties.


Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter & Former Political Director of ABC News 

Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Amy is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and the former political director of ABC News. In her presentations, Amy expertly breaks down the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene. If you have an upcoming policy meeting, we encourage you to look at Amy. 


Co-Authors of POLITICO Playbook and "The Hill to Die On"

Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman write the most-read newsletter in Washington, DC, POLITICO Playbook, delivering the must-know news every day, twice a day. With over two decades of rise and grind journalistic experience between them, Palmer and Sherman are experts on the issues and share their insider knowledge with audiences with the most-up-to-the-minute insights on what's happening in Capitol Hill and the White House.


Co-Founder of Public Opinion Strategies and Leading Pollster

Actively engaged in American politics, Bill conducts national survey research on behalf of the Republican Governors Association. McInturff has conducted groundbreaking research on Medicare reform, creating Social Security private retirement accounts, juvenile justice reform, genetic testing, school choice, tort reform, health care policy, and a host of other policy issues.


    Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics and Executive Editor of RealClear Media Group

    Carl M. Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics and the Executive Editor of RealClear Media Group. The former executive editor of PoliticsDaily, he has covered every presidential campaign and major political convention since 1984, and has received the two most-prestigious awards for White House coverage: the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting of the Presidency, and the Aldo Beckman award for “excellence in presidential news coverage.” 


    Renowned Political Analyst & Founder of The Cook Political Report

    Called “the man who knows more about politics than anyone else” by Washingtonian and “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal, Charlie Cook is the ideal speaker for your next policy meeting. Renowned political analyst and founder of The Cook Political Report, Charlie has appeared frequently on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC’s This Week. Over the years, Charlie has served as an Election Night analyst for CBS, CNN and NBC and, since 1996, on NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in New York.


    US House Editor of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

    David Wasserman is the US House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. David analyzes the current political environment in lively and entertaining presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests. If you are looking for an experienced speaker for your upcoming policy meetings, David served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2016, 2012, and 2008 and has appeared on NBC Nightly NewsABC World NewsC-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR.


    Pollster and Communications Expert

    Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under,” and Newsweek identified him as No. 24 on their Power Elite survey. In 2012, he finished 87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world,” and was previous a winner of The Washington Post’s coveted “Crystal Ball” award for being the most accurate pundit. His focus groups have become so influential that presidential candidate Barack Obama had this to say following the PBS presidential debate: “When Frank Luntz invites you to talk to his focus group, you talk to his focus group.”


    Senate & Governors Editor, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

    Jessica Taylor is the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter provides analyses of presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. The New York Times has called The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, "a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative."


    Co-Founder & CEO of Axios and Co-Founder & Former CEO of Politico 

    Jim is the co-founder of POLITICO, one of Washington’s most entrenched political sites, and the co-founder of the brand new and already successful Axios. He talks about how media has evolved since his days working as a reporter for the Washington Post (before POLITICO), how that shift will play out in the midterms and future elections, and the things they’re doing at Axios to disrupt media.


    Founding Editor, POLITICO

    John Harris is the founding editor of POLITICO, the must-read newspaper and most-trafficked website for DC power-players. Before that, Harris spent 21 years at The Washington Post, covering local, state, and national politics. He authored two books – the best-selling The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House and The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. He is a regular guest on myriad news shows and was also listed as one of Telegraph's and GQ's most influential people in Washington DC. Harris addresses politics, politicians, the press, and their impact on Americans.


    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and MSNBC Contributor

    Jonathan Capehart is a journalist and television personality who has worked as a policy advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, a national affairs columnist, and is a member of the Washington Post editorial board. He currently writes for The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog, hosts the "Cape Up" podcast and is a contributor for MSNBC. He is an expert moderator who seamlessly directs conversations with high-level personalities and as a keynote speaker discusses the news of the day, domestic and global cultural shifts, and the issues that will define the months and years to come.


    Election Analyst & Founder of The University Of Virginia Center For Politics

    Dr. Larry Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, recipient of three Emmy awards, and one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He provides expert knowledge of what is coming down the pike politically, prepares audiences for the changing of the guard in Washington and across the nation, and showcases how politics and the American voting psyche come together to produce our nation’s next batch of leaders.


    Co-Founder & Executive Editor of Axios and Former Politico Chief White House Correspondent

    Known for his must-read “Axios AM” newsletter, Mike Allen is one of DC’s most well-connected journalists. Allen had a front-row, insider seat to the ways technology and social media disrupted the 2016 election and will continue to disrupt the media landscape. Allen’s talks are fast-paced and full of personal anecdotes that leaves audiences laughing and informed. 


    Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and CNN Political Analyst

    Nathan Gonzales is editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, a CNN political analyst, and a contributing writer for Roll Call. He was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the company in 2015. On Election Night 2016, Nathan was an on-air analyst for Newshour on PBS after working as an off-air consultant for ABC News on their Election Night Decision Desk for 14 years. Previously, he worked for CNN.com and as associate producer for CNN’s Capital Gang. He has been quoted in major newspapers across the country and has appeared on myriad news shows as a political analyst. Gonzales offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business.


    Leading Pollster and Public Policy Expert

    Leading public opinion expert and NBC and Wall Street Journal pollster Peter Hart’s work has been key in determining the future for some of the most influential corporations and politicians in the country. One of the top analysts in the United States, he is a leading shaper of national trends and political messages. The National Journal named Hart one of its 150 national leaders who shape federal government policy, lauding him as “probably the foremost Washington pollster for the Democratic Party and its centrist candidates.” His organization, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, has conducted strategy planning projects for clients such as IBM, Coca-Cola, and Tiffany & Co. Political clientele have included Hubert Humphrey, Jay Rockefeller, Edward Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Bob Graham.


    National Correspondent for The Hill

    Reid Wilson is a political analyst and National Correspondent for The Hill newspaper. He is also the former Chief Political Correspondent and Congress Editor for Morning Consult, editor and head of the Washington Post's Read In, and the former editor-in-chief of National Journal's The Hotline. He is an expert in spotting political trends as they develop and forecasting election results long before the ballots are counted. He has a near-perfect callback of political figures and statistics and access to Morning Consult's renowned polling numbers to give him the inside track on voting trends. He addresses Congress, elections, the Supreme Court, and the White House.


    CNN Senior Political and Election Analyst, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal

    Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political and Election Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of six best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.


    Renowned Political Strategist

    As a counselor to world leaders, CEOs, celebrities, and political movements over the past two decades, Steve Schmidt has played an influential role in American politics and helped navigate some of the most high-stakes corporate crises and business strategy challenges of our time. Schmidt is one of the most respected strategists and incisive voices in U.S. politics, known widely for his senior roles advising President George W. Bush, presidential candidate Senator John McCain, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. National media outlets have dubbed Schmidt a “damage control master,” credited him for dramatic turnarounds of left-for-dead political campaigns and said his commentary on the American political climate lands him “square in the middle of our national soul.” Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, he is one of the nation’s most plugged-in political operatives who offers a candid look at today’s headlines and breaks down what the latest political news means for stakeholders on Main Street, Wall Street, Capitol Hill, and beyond.


    Senior Editor At Inside Elections With Nathan L. Gonzales & Former Editor/Publisher Of The Rothenberg Political Report  

    If you are planning for 2018 legislative meetings, Stu Rothenberg is a top recommendation. Senior editor of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, Stu has embodied the rare ability to report on all the political happenings in the nation with unbiased clarity and non-partisan precision. Stu remains one of the nation’s most popular political analysts and handicappers, and he captivates audiences with insightful, often humorous, discussions about election results, the issues facing decision makers on Capitol Hill, and the nature of politics itself. 


    Chief Political Correspondent for POLITICO

    Tim Alberta is chief political correspondent for POLITICO Magazine, covering Donald Trump’s presidency, Capitol Hill, the ideological warfare between and within the two political parties, demographic change in America, and the evolving role of money in elections. He is the author of the new book, American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Donald Trump. With a fresh and balanced delivery, he walks audiences through the happenings of Capitol Hill and reveals captivating details from high-profile interviewees.


    Co-Founder & Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics

    Thomas Bevan is the co-founder and executive editor of RealClearPolitics, a trusted political source in Washington that publishes original content and selects the must-read stories and analysis from each side of the debate for its six million monthly readers. He also offers the historical context of today’s political events so that his audience can get a better understanding of what is happening in Washington, DC, and why. Bevan’s work has appeared in numerous publications, and he is featured frequently as a political analyst on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and BBC. 


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