Public Lecture: The Outlook for the 2016 U.S. Elections and Beyond


Kyle Kondik, an internationally-cited expert on American politics, spoke about the 2016 United States presidential and congressional elections. He explained the factors that would help determine the outcome of the election and what the results might mean for the future of American policy. He also discussed the major figures in American politics and the state of public opinion in the United States.

Kyle Kondik is managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ authoritative, nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. Kyle’s analysis of presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial politics has been cited by the BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, and numerous other publications, and he is a frequent contributor to Politico Magazine. He also serves as the Center’s communications director and is based in Washington, where he manages the Center’s DC office.

Kyle has analyzed American politics on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and he has given speeches to groups at the U.S. Department of State, National Governors Association, Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series, Princeton University, University of Virginia, and many others.

Before joining the Center for Politics in 2011, Kyle served as director of policy and research for former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and as a reporter, editorial page editor, and political columnist at newspapers in Northeast Ohio. He is a 2006 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he also served as editor of the university’s student-run newspaper, The Post.

Kyle is working on a book, The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, scheduled for publication in 2016 by Ohio University Press.


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