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2020 Election Insights From Top Election Forecasters & Pollsters

Election Forecasters Speakers and Analysts

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:

Top Election Forecasters & Pollsters

  1. Charlie Cook, Renowned Political Analyst & Publisher of The Cook Political Report
  2. Stu Rothenberg, Senior Editor at Inside Elections With Nathan L. Gonzales & Former Editor/Publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report  
  3. David Wasserman, US House Editor of The Cook Political Report 
  4. Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report & Former Political Director of ABC News 
  5. Jim VandeHei, Co-Founder & CEO of Axios and Co-Founder & Former CEO of POLITICO 
  6. Mike Allen, Co-Founder & Executive Editor of Axios and Former POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent
  7. John Harris, Founding Editor, POLITICO
  8. Tim Alberta, Chief Political Correspondent for POLITICO
  9. Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, Co-Authors of POLITICO Playbook and "The Hill to Die On"
  10. Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and MSNBC contributor
  11. Chris Cillizza, CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large
  12. Ronald Brownstein, CNN Senior Political and Election Analyst, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal
  13. Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and CNN Political Analyst
  14. Larry Sabato, Election Analyst & Founder of The University Of Virginia Center For Politics
  15. Thomas Bevan, Co-Founder & Executive Editor of Real Clear Politics
  16. A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor & Columnist of RealClearPolitics
  17. Frank Luntz, Pollster and Communications Expert
  18. Peter Hart, Leading Pollster and Public Policy Expert
  19. Katty Kay, Author & Lead Anchor of BBC World News America
  20. Reid Wilson, National Correspondent for The Hill
  21. Bill McInturff, Co-Founder of Public Opinion Strategies and Leading Pollster

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.

Charlie Cook

 

Renowned Political Analyst & Publisher 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 publisher 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.

stu rothenberg

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. 

david wasserman

US House Editor of The Cook Political Report 

David Wasserman is the US House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report. 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.

amy walter

National Editor of The Cook Political Report & 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 national editor of the Cook Political Report 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. 

jim vandeHei

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.

mike allen

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. 

John Harris

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

Tim Alberta

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.

Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman

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.

Jonathan Capehart

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.

CHRIS Cillizza

CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large

Chris Cillizza is a one of the most dynamic voices in politics today. Currently a CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large, he contributes pieces online and on air for CNN. He is a former MSNBC political analyst and the founder of The Washington Post's blog "The Fix," which is now one of the most heavily trafficked political blogs on the web. Cillizza also formerly worked for Roll Call, The Cook Political Report, Congress Daily, and more. Named one of DC's "50 Top Journalists," his exciting speeches cover the latest breaking news in Washington.

Ronald Brownstein

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.

Nathan Gonzales

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.

larry sabato

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.

tHomAS bevan

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. 

a.b. stoddard

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.

FRANK LUNTZ

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.”

peter hart

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.

KATTY KAY

Author & Lead Anchor of BBC World News America

Katty Kay is the lead anchor of BBC World News America and an acclaimed international journalist who reports on the latest US economic and political news  and serves as a frequent guest on both NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She also hosts Beyond 100 Days on the BBC, covering the happenings after the first 100 days of the Trump administration. A 25 year veteran of BBC reporting across the globe from Zimbabwe to Tokyo, Katty brings global perspective to keynotes on the hottest political issues of the day.

Reid Wilson

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.

Bill McInturff

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.

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