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National Politics|By Amy Walter, September 27, 2016

The first debate of the 2016 fall season has concluded with a whimper more than a bang. If you were expecting the sky to fall or the race to be completed upended, you were sorely disappointed. If you went into the debate expecting or hoping see a more thoughtful, nuanced and disciplined Trump, you didn’t get it. If you expected - or hoped - to hear Hillary Clinton’s vision for the future or the...

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, September 27, 2016

This pres­id­en­tial race is very, very close, with the poll av­er­ages show­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton nurs­ing a small lead. The Real­Clear­Polit­ics.com av­er­age puts her ahead of Don­ald Trump by just 1.1 points, 41 per­cent to 39.9 per­cent, with Liber­tari­an Gary John­son third at 8.8 per­cent and Green Party can­did­ate Jill Stein fourth with 2.9 per­cent. The RCP two-way gives Clin­ton a...

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, September 23, 2016

If you fo­cus on the na­tion­al pres­id­en­tial horse-race polls, Hil­lary Clin­ton has a sliv­er of a lead over Don­ald Trump—by nine-tenths of a point in the Real­Clear­Polit­ics.com av­er­age of ma­jor na­tion­al polls in the two-way tri­al heat, 44.9 to 44 per­cent; by sev­en-tenths of a point in the four-way heat, 41 to 40.3 per­cent, with Liber­tari­an Gary John­son third at 8.6 per­cent...

National Politics|By Amy Walter, September 22, 2016

This is it. The final sprint to the November election has begun. But, even with just a couple months to go, there are still some questions yet to be answered that will have a big impact on the final vote.

Polling|By Ashton Barry, September 20, 2016

This document, compiled by Cook Political staff, contains statewide polling data, in combination with the RealClearPolitics (4-way) running average in battleground states. The percentage of votes listed under Romney and Obama are pulled directly from the FEC Election Results publication.

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Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for National Journal magazine, where he writes a twice weekly column. Charlie is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on American politics and U.S. elections.
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