Two leading pollsters will discuss the most interesting aspects of the exit polling data, including gender gaps and turnout levels by various age groups and ethnicities.
Moderator: Ron Fournier
Panelists: Whit Ayres, Celinda Lake
Whit Ayres is founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, a national public opinion and public affairs research firm. Dr. Ayres provides message development advice and strategic insights to high level political clients including U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and association clients including the Boy Scouts of America, the National Rifle Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.
Ron Fournier is the senior political columnist and editorial director of National Journal. Prior to joining NJ, he worked at the Associated Press for 20 years, most recently as Washington bureau chief. A Detroit native, Mr. Fournier began his career in Arkansas, first with the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and then with the Arkansas Democrat and the AP, where he covered the state legislature and Gov. Bill Clinton. In January 1993, Mr. Fournier moved to Washington, where he covered the White House and presidential campaigns for the AP.
Celinda Lake is one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Ms. Lake and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care, the environment and education.