Politics & Polls #67: The Day the Donkey Roared

Nov 15 2017
By Staff
Topics Politics
Source Woodrow Wilson School

Democrats triumphed in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races Nov. 7, which some say is a strong rebuke to Republican President Donald Trump. Are the democratic victories a predictor of what’s to come in the midterm results next year?

Joining this episode are Larry Sabato and Geoffrey Skelley of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a website run by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics known for being a leader in the field of political predictions. The Crystal Ball keeps tabs on presidential elections, along with every Senate and gubernatorial race, as well as the tightest campaigns for the House.

Sabato, editor in chief of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, is founder and director of the University of Virgin’as Center for Politics. He is a New York Times bestselling author, has won three Emmy Awards and is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He edited and was lead author of “TRUMPED,” a book that explores the 2016 election.

Skelley, associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, is media relations coordinator for the University of Virginia Center for Politics. As a political analyst, Skelley has been quoted or cited The New York Times, Politico, Newsweek, and Huffington Post, among others.