The Obama Factor: Presidential Visits and the Midterms

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama walks from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House November 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty)

Was this race effectively a "recall" on President Obama?  That depends on who turned out at the voting booths yesterday. John Zogby, president of the polling firm Zogby International, gives us a picture of who turned out to vote yesterday and what surprised him in this morning's results.

Theda Skocpol, professor of political science at Harvard University and the author of a recent report out by the Russell Sage Foundation that looked at President Obama’s first two years in office, helps us pinpoint his effect on the elections and how the mid-terms will affect the next two years of his presidency.


Theda Skocpol and John Zogby

Comments [1]

Martha V

One of your guests recently said that Deval Patrick "squeaked through" in Massachusetts. A 7 point victory, 48 to 41, is not squeaking through. It's a pretty decisive victory.

Nov. 03 2010 09:42 AM

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