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National Politics |By Charlie Cook, May 17, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on May 12, 2016.

National Politics |By Charlie Cook, May 13, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on May 9, 2016. All of us in the political-pundit class could be wrong again about Donald Trump, along with 25 of the 29 national polls collected by Realclearpolitics.com so far this year. It is, after all, conceivable that Trump could beat Hillary Clinton in November.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, May 10, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on May 5, 2016. Now that the presidential nominations are set for each side, pollsters are busy surveying states and, with their strategists, poring over the data, trying to ascertain the contours of the fall election. From one election to the next, some small changes have to be worked into their calculus.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, May 6, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on May 2, 2016. A lot of Republicans are walking around in a daze these days, trying to figure out the implications of Donald Trump becoming their presumptive presidential nominee. The remaining 10 primaries, starting with Indiana this week and Nebraska and West Virginia next Tuesday, are just icing on an already baked cake.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, May 3, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on April 28, 2016. The thing that I never thought would happen is really happening. The idea that the Republican Party would nominate Donald Trump—reality TV star, real estate developer, and all-around showboat—seemed ridiculous and, as I kept saying, inconceivable.

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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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