Leading pollsters Kellyanne Conway, founder and president of the polling company, and Whit Ayres of North Star Opinion Research dissect the election of 2012. The two pollsters talk about the demographic challenges both Obama and Romney face.
Whit Ayres is founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, a national public opinion and public affairs research firm. Dr. Ayres provides message development advice and strategic insights to high level political clients including U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and association clients including the Boy Scouts of America, the National Rifle Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.
Kellyanne Conway is the founder and president of the polling company inc./WomanTrend. She has worked for such politicians as Dan Quayle and Fred Thompson and was a senior adviser and pollster for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 Presidential campaign. She is the co-author of "What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live."
John Dickerson is Slate magazine’s chief political correspondent and a political analyst for CBS News. He is also author of On Her Trail, a book about his mother and pioneering newswoman, the late Nancy Dickerson. He has written extensively about the 2008 campaign, the Obama presidency and the tumultuous 2010 campaign. He is also the author of an in-depth series of articles about risk-takers. Prior to joining Slate, Dickerson covered politics for twelve years for TIME magazine. The last four of those years, he was the magazine’s White House correspondent and previously, Capitol Hill correspondent. Dickerson has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Postand Men’s Vogue. At CBS News he has guest-hosted “Face the Nation” several times.
Ron Fournier is the senior political columnist and editorial director of National Journal. Prior to joining NJ, he worked at the Associated Press for 20 years, most recently as Washington bureau chief. A Detroit native, Mr. Fournier began his career in Arkansas, first with the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and then with the Arkansas Democrat and the AP, where he covered the state legislature and Gov. Bill Clinton. In January 1993, Mr. Fournier moved to Washington, where he covered the White House and presidential campaigns for the AP.
Ron Kaufman is a senior advisor to the Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential campaign.
Beth Reinhard is a political correspondent for National Journal and also contributes to 2012 Decoded. Prior to joining National Journal in November, Reinhard was the political writer at The Miami Herald. She covered local, statewide and national campaigns and wrote a weekly column on politics for 11 years. She previously worked at The Palm Beach Post, Education Week and The Home News. Born and raised in Miami, Reinhard received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Kellyanne Conway, founder and president of the polling company™ inc./WomanTrend, shares the scariest poll numbers that Obama and Romney must overcome in the election of 2012 if they hope to win the presidency in November.
Ron Kaufman, senior advisor to the Romney campaign, asserts why Mitt Romney is the leader for the Tea Party movement. According to Kaufman, Romney is "the right person at the right time" to avoid financial disaster and repair a deeply partisan Washington.