Charlie Cook is one of the most authoritative analysts of US elections - an exceptionally trusted and respected voice on the American electorate for nearly four decades. Charlie discussed his overview of the race for the White House and where it stands today - trends, key states and voter demographics, and strengths and weaknesses of President Trump and Vice President Biden - and also the state of play for the Senate and overall House races. What is the state of the race to the White House? Who is winning the battle for Congress? What can Australia expect to see on 3 November?

To discuss these issues, USSC hosted a webinar event featuring Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, Charlie Cook in conversation with United States Studies Centre (USSC) Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe and USSC CEO Professor Simon Jackman.

Charlie Cook is the Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and a political analyst for the National Journal Group. Charlie is also a political analyst for NBC News. The late David Broder of The Washington Post, long considered "the Dean of the Washington press corp", once wrote that Charlie Cook is “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races.” In 2010, Charlie was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Carey McWilliams award and in 2013, Charlie served as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Charlie has visited Australia on several occasions, and is a proud friend of Australia.