US Government

Forecasting Election 2016

October 26, 2016  • Institute Staff

What will happen on November 8th? A special discussion with Charlie Cook and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report dives into what the polls mean, election trends, and who we can expect to see as our next Commander-in-Chief. The discussion was moderated by Molly Ball, a staff writer at The Atlantic covering US politics.

Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report and a political analyst for National Journal magazine, where he writes a twice weekly column. Charlie is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on American politics and US elections.

Amy Walter is the National Editor of The Cook Political Report where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. Her weekly column appears at

The Washington Ideas Roundtable Series at the Aspen Institute is made possible with the generous support of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.