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Apr 9, 2016

Professor Alan Abramowitz predicts the presidential election … Todd Gitlin compares Donald Trump to George Wallace … and Bill Press interviews Amanda Terkel about DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

 

Political scientist Alan Abramowitz, who has developed a model that has successfully predicted past presidential elections, says the numbers look good for the Democrats. Social and political historian Todd Gitlin compares the Trump campaign to the George Wallace campaigns of the 1960s. And Bill Press talks with the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel about the job Debbie Wasserman Schultz is doing as chair of the DNC.

Alan Abramowitz

Political science professor Alan Abramowitz says President Obama’s legacy is at stake in this election, but he does have a statistical model showing that, as of now, Hillary Clinton is the most likely to become the 45th president.

http://news.emory.edu/tags/expert/alan_abramowitz/

Todd Gitlin

Professor Todd Gitlin was an activist in the 1960s, and he sees parallels between George Wallace and Donald Trump, whom he characterizes as “a demagogue in search of a story.”

http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/profile/38-todd-gitlin/10

Amanda Terkel

Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz in trouble at the DNC? Journalist Amanda Terkel answers that question in an interview with Bill Press.

 

Jim Hightower

What happened to America's train system?