The Race Is Even and the Stakes Are High

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Both parties claim they'll take the nation in different directions, but Washington gridlock will likely continue whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. But this could still be a "milestone election” as Democrats and Republicans strive to build new coalitions in a racially changing nation. In the meantime, national polls show the race for the White House is neck and neck, while polls of battleground states make Obama the favorite. We look at ground game established five years ago and the mathematics of the Electoral College.


Ron Brownstein - Senior Editor, The Atlantic - @RonBrownstein, Sasha Issenberg - Bloomberg / Slate - @sissenberg, Sam Wang - Princeton Election Consortium - @SamWangPhD, Mark McKinnon - No Labels - @mmckinnon

Warren Olney

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