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National Politics|By Amy Walter, May 5, 2016

Talk to most Republican strategists these days and their views of GOP prospects for 2016 range from depressed to despondent. Democrats, however, are far from giddy. Their opinion of the 2016 Clinton versus Trump match-up ranges from cautiously optimistic to nervously confident. Both sides concede that a race between two of the most unpopular candidates in modern political history will be...

National Politics|By Amy Walter, April 27, 2016

This Tuesday marked the unofficial end of the 2016 primary season. Ladies and gentleman, barring some unexpected turn of events the fall matchup for President of the United States will be between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

National Politics|By Amy Walter, April 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump easily won Tuesday’s New York primary. That was entirely expected and consistent with recent polling. Here’s what the road ahead looks like for the two frontrunners and their closest competitors.

National Politics|By Amy Walter, April 13, 2016

For all his boasting about his business acumen, it’s pretty clear that Donald Trump stinks at the nuts and bolts of running a campaign. His campaign has failed to execute the most basic functions of organizing and slating delegates. Even his own kids didn’t know when and how to register or change their voter registration and are unable to support their dad in New York's April 19 primary.

National Politics|By Amy Walter, April 6, 2016

Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders romped to big wins in the Badger State last night, halting the momentum of frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. However, it did little to change the delegate math. Sanders netted just 10 delegates (dropping Clinton’s lead from 255 to 245 pledged delegates). Trump’s delegate lead was cut by 30, yet he still retains a 245 delegate lead over Cruz.

Amy Walter, National Editor

Amy Walter is the Cook Political Report's National Editor. In her weekly column, Walter provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the national political environment.
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The 2016 Political Environment

Updated November 25, 2015 | As the 2016 election cycle begins to take shape, the Cook Political Report has identified several metrics worth monitoring between now and Election Day.

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