Nathan Gonzales

Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and Election Analyst for CQ Roll Call
  • 13-year-veteran of The Rothenberg Political Report who took over the company in 2015
  • Non-partisan analyst regularly seen on CNN, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, and Fox News
  • Shares a detailed, highly-nuanced analysis of the current condition of electoral politics

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Nathan Gonzales is Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor, and president. He's also co-host of the Inside Elections Podcast and an Elections Analyst for CQ Roll Call. He tackles elections in a nonpartisan, data-driven, and accessible way and offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Gonzales is full of enthusiasm and thought-provoking insights about politics. His recall of facts and figures is incredible, and he is natural, energetic, and engaging on stage. With a combination of reporting and data, Gonzales breaks down the key races and brings valuable context to complex elections. Drawing from personal candidate interviews and more than 20 years covering campaigns, Gonzales combines entertaining anecdotes with historical trends and current polling data to project which candidates are best-positioned to win and which party is most likely to gain control. Gonzales’ winsome approach to politics is refreshing at a time when the country is divided, and he can reliably navigate audiences with differing partisan views.

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 was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report, and worked for CNN as a political analyst and as an associate producer for Capital Gang.

Gonzales has appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. His work has also appeared on FiveThirtyEight,, and in Campaigns & Elections magazine.

Gonzales grew up in Oregon, earned his Master of Arts from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (Washington, DC) and his bachelor of arts from Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, California). He first came to Washington, D.C. as an intern in the White House Press Office and lives in the city with his wife and four children.

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Electoral Analysis and Prognostication. Nathan Gonzales offers audiences an incredibly detailed, highly-nuanced analysis of the current condition of electoral politics, covering presidential politics and the House, Senate, and gubernatorial campaigns. He has covered Washington for 15 years, and takes a non-partisan approach to election forecasting. Gonzales’ aim is to describe what is happening on the ground in order to project the results, and he uses entertaining and easy-to-understand stories and analogies to enliven his analysis. His recall of facts and figures is incredible, and he is natural, energetic, and engaging on stage. Each election cycle, he interviews nearly all the candidates personally, and using poll numbers, economic data, historical information, trends, demographics, and more, he analyzes the current environment and shares what you need to know about the races you didn’t even know about. Nathan Gonzales is a must-see analyst for those looking to genuinely understand upcoming elections. 

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