Will Democrats take the Senate and the White House?



4 August 2020




Washington DC time: Monday, 3 August, 8.00-9.00pm EDT

With Biden leading Trump by large margins in national polls — and in many battleground state polls — many observers are looking “down ballot”, at elections for Congress and state governorships and legislatures. Might 2020 be a Blue Wave election, in which Democrats not only win the presidency, but retain control of the House of Representatives and even take the Senate? What does the latest analysis — of polls, voter registration data and campaign contributions — suggest about the outcomes of these hundreds of other important elections in November?

To discuss these issues, USSC hosted a webinar event featuring Managing Partner of GQR Anna Greenberg in conversation with United States Studies Centre’s CEO Professor Simon Jackman.


  • Anna Greenberg
    Anna Greenberg
    Partner, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

    Anna Greenberg has over 15 years of experience polling in the political, non-profit and academic sectors. She joined GQR in 2001, after teaching public opinion and survey research methodology at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was the lead pollster in many successful campaigns including for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor Tom Wolf, Governor Ned Lamont and Congresswoman Lizzie Pannill Fletcher.

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman

    Professor Simon Jackman was Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre from April 2016 to May 2022. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.